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JOURNAL Q/-f5e t>ROCEEDINGS 



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CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF^HICAGO^ ILLINOIS 






Regular Meeting, Monday, April 23, 1917 



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Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Norris, Anderson, 'Schwartz, Iliff, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichois, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, 
.Szymkowski, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Ken- 
nedy, AdamowSki, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch and 'Clark. 

Absent — Aid. Kenna and Rea. 



Call to Order. 

At 9:10 o'clock P. M. (the hour appointed for the 
meeting) , the Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of members, and there was 
found to be 
A quorum, present. 



ORGANIZATION OF COUNCIL. 

Adoption of Rules of Procedure. 

The Mayor presented a communication making ap- 



pointments to membership on the Board of Education, 
and directed that said communication be read. 

Aid. Kunz raised the point of order that the reading 
or consideration of said communication was out of 
order for the reason that the business before the house 
was the organization of the Council and its committees. 

The Chair overruled the point of order. 

Aid. Kunz appealed from the decision of the Chair. 

The question being put: "Shall the decision of the 
Chair be sustained?", the vote thereon was as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Anderson, Hickey, Nance, 
Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Cullerton, Walkowiak, 
Adamkiewicz, Powers, Franz, Fick, Capitain, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Michael- 
son, Hazen — 23. 

iVays— Schwartz, Iliff, Richert, Doyle, McDonough, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Johnson, McNichois, Klaus, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, May- 
pole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, Kunz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, 
Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Kennedy, Littler, Byrne, O'Toole, Long, 
Fisher, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. 'Lynch, Clark— 45. 

Aid. Richert thereupon presented a resolution em- 
bodying rules of procedure for the Council and moved 
to adopt said resoluti-on. 

Aid. Michaelson moved as a substitute that a Com- 
mittee on Committees be appointed, to consist of one 
member for each of the three divisions of the City 



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JOURNAL of the IPROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO^ ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, April 23, 1917 



9:10 O'CLOCK P. M. 



{Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick. 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, 
.Szymkowski, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Ken- 
nedy, AdamowSki, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch and 'Clark. 

Absent — Aid. Kenna and Rea. 



Call to Order. 

At 9:10 o'clock P. M. (the hour appointed for the 
meeting) , the Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of members, and there was 
found to be 
A quorum present. 



ORGANIZATION OF COUNCIL. 

Adoption of Rules of Procedure. 

The Mayor presented a communication making ap- 



pointments to membership on the Board of Education, 
and directed that said communication be read. 

Aid. Kunz raised the point of order that the reading 
or consideration of said communication was out of 
order for the reason that the business before the house 
was the organization of the Council and its committees. 

The Chair overruled the point of order. 

Aid. Kunz appealed from the decision of the Chair. 

The question being put: "Shall the decision of the 
Chair be sustained?", the vote thereon was as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Anderson, Hickey, Nance, 
Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Cullerton, Walkowiak, 
Adamkiewicz, Powers, Franz, Fick, Capitain, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Michael- 
son, Hazen — 23. 

iVays— Schwartz, Iliff, Richert, Doyle, McDonough, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, May- 
pole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, Kunz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Walker, R. H, McCormick, Bauler, 
Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Kennedy, Littler, Byrne, O'Toole, Long, 
Fisher, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J.'Lynch* Clark— 45. 

Aid. Richert thereupon presented a resolution em- 
bodying rules of procedure for the Council and moved 
to adopt said resoluti*on. 

Aid. Michaelson moved as a substitute that a Com- 
mittee on Committees be appointed, to consist of one 
member for each of the three divisions of the City 



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April 23, 1917. 



from each of the Republican and Democratic parties. 

Aid. Healy moved to lay Aid. Michaelson's motion on 
the table. 

The motion to lay on the table prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Schwartz, Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, Mc- 
Donough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, 
Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, May- 
pole Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, Kunz, Wal- 
kowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz Walker, R. H. McGormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, 
Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, 
Fisher, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

iVays—Coughlin, Norris, Anderson, CuUerton, Fick, 
Michaelson, Hazen — 7. 

Aid Kunz moved that the rule concerning temporary 
suspension of the rules "as it now stands" be continued 
as a rule of the Council. 

Aid Rodriguez raised the point of order that inas- 
much as the Chair had ruled that the rules of proced- 
ure during the year 1916-17 were no longer in effect. 
Aid. Kunz's motion was out of order. 
The Chair sustained the point of order. 
Aid Kunz moved to amend the resolution under con- 
sideration by striking out the language, "These rules 
may be temporarily suspended by a vote of four-htths. 
of all the Aldermen elected", 'and by inserting m lieu 
thereof the following language: "These rules may be 
temporarily suspended by a vote of two-thirds of the 
Aldermen present". 

Aid Lipps thereupon moved "as a substitute for the 
whole" that the resolution embodying rules of pro- 
cedure as presented by Aid. Richert be adopted. 

The question being put on the motion of Aid. Lipps, 
the motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas-Schwartz, Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, Mc- 
Donough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, 
Cross Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, 
Novak, Kerner, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Walkowiak, 
Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, 
Walker R H McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps Watson, Kennedy, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Tnole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Fisher, Hazen, 
n,' Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 55. 
;s— Coughlin, Norris, Anderson, Woodhull, Culler- 
ion, Home, Ahern, Kaindl, Szymkowski, Kunz, Fick, 
Adamowski, Michaelson — 13. 

The following is said resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the following rules be and they are 
hereby declared to be the rules of this Council: 

Rule i. Regular meetings of the City Council shall 
be held every Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, unless 
otherwise ordered at a regular meeting. Special meet- 
ings may be held at any time, on call of the Mayor, or 
any three or more Aldermen; such call shall be in 
writing, duly signed, and shall be presented to the 



Clerk, who shall proceed immediately to prepare no- 
tices of the same and shall cause them to be served 
on members of the Council, at least twenty-four hours 
prior to the day and hour set for said special meeting 
except for special meetings called on account of death 
of a member of this Council or in an extreme emerg- 
ency; such notices shall describe, in brief, the nature 
or objects of the call. 

At every special meeting the call for the same shall 
be read and afterward filed by the Clerk; and ho busi- 
ness other than that proposed by the call, shall be in 
order at such meeting. 



Order of Business. 

Rule 2. Each meeting of the Council shall convene 
at the hour appointed for such meeting. In the ab- 
sence of the Mayor a temporary chairman for the 
meeting shall be elected by a majority vote of the 
Aldermen present. The Clerk (or some one ap- 
pointed to fill his place) shall thereupon immediately 
call the roll of members. If no quorum be present, 
the Council shall not thereby stand adjourned, but the 
members present shall be competent to adjourji the 
Council by a majority vote. 

A quorum for the transaction of business ^hall con- 
sist of a majority of all the Aldermen entitled by law 
to be elected. When a quorum is present the Council 
shall proceed to the business before it, which shall . 
■ be conducted in the following order: 

1. The reading of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the last meeting or meetings, and correction and 
approval of the same, unless dispensed with by the 
Council. 

2. Reports and communications from city officers. 

3. Reports of standing committees. 

4. Reports of select committees. 

0. Presentation of petitions, communications, res- 
olutions and ordinances by Aldermen, and improve- 
ment ordinances recommended by the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

6. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. ' 

7. Miscellaneous business. 
Rule 3. All questions relating to the priority of 

business shall be decided by the Chair, without debate, 
subject to appeal. 

Duties and Privileges of President. 

Rule 4. The -presiding officer shall preserve order 
and decorum, and may speak to points of order in 
preference to other members, rising from his seat for 
that purpose, and shall decide all questions of order, 
subject to an appeal to the City Council, on which 
appeal no member shall speak more than once without 
the unanimous consent of the Council. 

Duties and Privileges of Members. 

Rule 5. While the presiding officer is putting the 
question, no member shall walk across or out of the 
Council room. 

Rule 6. Every member, previous to his speaking, 
making a motion or seconding the same, shall rise 
from his seat and address himself to the presiding 



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ORGANIZATION. 



officer, and say, "Mr. President," but shall not pro- 
ceed with his remarks until recognized and named by 
the Chair. 

Rule 7. When two or more members rise at once, 
the presiding officer shall name the member who is 
first to speak. 

Rule 8. During the session of the Council, only 
city officers, ex-aldermen and persons connected with 
the press shall be admitted within the bar of the City 
Council Chamber, unless upon invitation of the Chair- 
man. Lobbying shall not be permitted. 

Rule 9. In case of any disturbance or disorderly 
conduct, the presiding officer shall have the power to 
require the Chamber to be cleared if necessary. 

Rule 10. When a member wishes to present a com- 
munication, petition, order, resolution or other original 
matter, he shall send it to the desk of the Clerk, who 
shall read such matter when reached in its proper 
order; and the Chairman shall call each ward for the 
fifth order of business, beginning one meeting at the 
First Ward, and the next meeting at the Thirty-fifth 
Ward, and so on alternately during the term of the 
Council. 

Rule 11. No member, without leave of the Council, 
shall speak more than once upon the same subject, 
until every member desirous of speaking shall have 
spoken; and no member shall speak longer than five 
minutes at any one time, except by consent of the 
Council. 

Rule 12. A member when called to order by the 
Chair shall thereupon take his seat unless permitted 
by the Chair to explain. If there be no appeal, the 
decision of the Chair .shall be conclusive; but, if the 
member appeal from the decision of the Chair, such 
appeal shall be decided by the Council. 

Rule 13. While a member is speaking, no member 
shall hold any private discourse nor pass between the 
speaker and the Chair. 

Rule 14. Every member who shall be present when 
a question is stated from the Chair, shall vote there- 
on, unless excused by the Council, or unless he is di- 
rectly interested in the question, in which case he 
shall not vote. 

Rule 15. No member shall be allowed to leave the 
Council while in session unless excused by the pre- 
siding officer; and for attempting to do so, or for per- 
sistent violation of any other rule or order, may be re- 
strained or otherwise dealt with as the President of 
the Council may direct. 

Motions and Resolutions. 

Rule 16. Any matter before the Council may be set 
down as a special order of business at a time certain, 
if two-thirds of the Aldermen present vote in the 
affirmative, but not otherwise. 

R)ULe 17. No motion shall be put or debated unless 
it be seconded. When a motion is seconded, it shall be 
stated by the presiding officer before debate, and every 
such motion shall be reduced to writing, if required by 



a member, and the proposer of the motion shall be 
entitled to the floor. 

Rule 18. After a motion or resolution is stated by 
the presiding officer, it shall be deemed to be in posses- 
sion of the Council, but may be withdrawn at any time 
before decision or amendment, by consent of the 
Council. 

Rule 19. If any question under consideration con- 
tains several distinct propositions, the 'Council by a 
majority vote of the members present may divide such 
question. 

Rule 20. In all cases where a resolution or motion 
is entered on the Journal of the Council, the name of 
the member moving the same shall be entered also. 

Taking and Entering Vote. 

Rule 21. If any member require it, the yeas and 
nays upon any question shall be taken and entered on 
the Journal; but the yeas and nays shall not be taken 
unless called for previous to any vote on the question. 

Rule 22. The result of all votes by yeas and nays 
shall not be announced by the Clerk, but shall be 
handed by him to the Chairman for announcement, and 
no vote shall be changed after the tally list has passed 
from the hands of the Clerk. ' 

Precedence of Questions. 

Rule 23. When a blank is to be filled, and different 
sums or times proposed, the question shall be taken 
first on the least sum or the longest time. 

Rule 24. When a question is under debate, the only 
motions in order shall be: 1, to adjourn to a day cer- 
tain; 2, to adjourn; 3, to lay on the table; 4, the previous 
question; 5, to refer; 6,,to amend; 7, to substitute; 8, 
to postpone indefinitely or to a day certain; Nos. 2, 3 
and 4 to be decided without debate. 

Adjournment. 

Rule 25. A motion to adjourn the Council shall 
always be in order, except: 1, when a member is in pos- 
session of the floor; 2, while the yeas and nays are 
being called: 3, when the members are voting; 4, when 
adjournment was the last preceding motion, and 5, 
when it has been decided that the previous question 
shall be taken. 

Rule 26. A motion simply to adjourn shall not be 
subject to amendment, but .a motion to adjourn to a 
time certain shall be, and shall be subject to debate. 

IRULE 27. The Council may at any time adjourn 
over one or more regular meetings, on a vote of a ma- 
jority of all the Aldermen authorized by law to be 
elected. 

Previous Question. 

Rule 28. When the previous question is moved and 
seconded it shall be put in this form : "Shall the m^ain 
question now be put?". If such question be carried, 
all further amendments and all further motions and 
debate shall be excluded, and the question put without 
delay, upon the pending amendments in proper order, 
and then upon the main question. 



ORGANIZATION. 



April 23, 1917. 



To Lay on the Table. 

Rule 29. A motion to simply lay a question on the 
(able shall not be debatable; but a motion to lay on the 
table and publish, or any other condition, shall be sub- 
ject to amendment and debate. 

A motion to take any motion or other proposition 
from the table may be proposed at the same meeting 
at which such motion or proposition was laid upon the 
table, provided two-thirds of the Aldermen vote there- 
for. 

Rule 30. A motion to lay any particular motion or 
proposition on the table shall apply to that motion or 
proposition only. 

Indefinite Postponement. 

Rule 31. When consideration of a motion or other 
proposition is postponed indefinitely, it shall not be 
again taken up at the same meeting. 

To Refer, 

Rule 32. A motion to refer to a standing committee 
shall take precedence over a similar motion to refer to 
a select committee. 

To Amend. 

Rule 33. A motion to amend lan amendment shall be 
in order, but one to amend an amendment to an 
amendment shall not be entertained. 

Rule 34. An amendment modifying the intention of 
a motion shall be in order; but an amendment relating 
to a different subject shall not be in order. 

Rule 35. On an amendment to "strike out and 
insert," the paragraph to be amended shall first be read 
as it stands, then the words proposed to be stricken 
out, then those to be inserted and finally, the paragraph 
as it will stand if so amended shall be read. 

To Substitute. 

Rule 36. A substitute for any original proposition in 
debate may be entertained when further amendment is 
not admissible; 'and if accepted by the mover of such 
original proposition, or by the Council by vote, it shall 
entirely supersede such original proposition and cut off 
all amendments appertaining thereto. 

Reconsideration. 

RtFLE 37. A vote or question may be reconsidered at 
any time during the same meeting, or at the first 
regular meeting held thereafter. A motion for recon- 
sideration having been once made, and decided in the 
neg'ative, shall not be renewed, nor shall a vote to 
reconsider be reconsidered. 

Rule 38. A motion to peconsider must be made and 
seconded by members who voted on the prevailing side 
of the question to be reconsidered, unless otherwise 
provided by law; provided, however, that where a mo- 
tion is lost only by reason of its not having received a 
two-thirds or three-fourths vote required for its 
passage, a motion to reconsider may be made and 
seconded by those voting in the affirmative on such 
motion. 



Precedence of Business. 

Rule 39. The City Council shall at all regular meet- 
ings resume business at the same order on which it 
was engaged immediately preceding the last adjourn-* 
ment with the exception of orders Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 
of Rule 2, which shall be called and disposed of before 
resuming business as herein provided. 



Rule 40. 
mittees of 
thereof: 



The following shall be the standing com- 
the City Council and the membership 



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2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 



On Finance; 15 members. 

On Local Transportation; 17 members. 

On Gas, Oil and Electric Light; 17 members. 

On Harbors, Wharves and Bridges; 15 members. 

On Local Industries'; 15 members: seven mem- 
bers to be selected from the West Side wards, 



five from the South Side wards, 
from the North Side wards. 



and three 



6. On Judiciary; 17 members. 

7. On Streets and Alleys; 15 members: seven mem- 

bers to be selected from the West Side wards, 
five from the South Side wards, and three 
from the North Side wards. 

8. On License; 15 members. 

9. On Buildings and City Hall; 15 members. 

10. On Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Service; 15 
members. 

H. On Health; 15 members. 

12. On Railway Terminals; 15 members. 

13. On Compensation; 9 members. 

14. On Track Elevation; 9 members. 

15. On Parks, Playgrounds and Beaches; 15 members, 

including nine Aldermen to be selected by the 
Council, and six other citizens of Chicago, to 
be appointed by the Mayor to act in an ad- 
visory, capacity. 

Rule 41. The Conimittee on Parks, Playgrounds and 
Beaches shall act in conjunction with the Mayor in all 
matters pertaining to small parks, playgrounds and 
bathing beaches. 

Select Committees. 

Rule 42. On the acceptance of a final report from 
a select committee, the said committee shall be dis- 
charged without a vote, unless otherwise ordered. 

Jurisdiction of Committees. 

Rule 43. All matters relating exclusively to streets 
and alleys, taxation and street nomenclature shall be 
referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, pro- 
vided, that all applications for switch" tracks and for 
street or alley vacations for industrial purposes shall 
be referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

All liiatters relating exclusively to state legislation, 
elections and rules, shall be referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 

All matters relating exclusively to the water supply 
shall be referred to the Committee on Finance. 



April 23, 1917. 



ORGANIZATION. 



All matters relating to bathing beaches and recrea- 
tion piers, shall be referred to the Committee on Parks, 
Playgrounds and Beaches. 

All matters authorizing or granting private uses or 
special privileges in any street, alley, public dock, pier 
or other public ground, or providing for the vacation 
thereof, excepting franchises for public utilities, shall 
be referred by the respective committees to which 
they have been referred for consideration, to the Com- 
mittee on Compensation for the purpose of fixing the 
amount of compensation to be paid before such mat- 
ters are reported to this Council by said committees. 

Committee Meetings — Attendance of Aldermen, 

Rule 44. Unless in cases of emergency, committee 
meetings shall be called at least twenty-four hours 
prior to the time of the meetings, and each member 
shall attend promptly at the hour stated in the notice, 
and three consecutive violations of this rule shall sub- - 
ject the offender to removal from the committee by the 
President of the Council, 

The City Clerk shall keep an accurate and complete 
record of attendance of all Council Committee sessions 
called, whether a quorum is present or not, and shall 
submit to the Council a semi-annual report on the 
first meeting after the summer vacation and the last 
meeting in March of each year, showing the number 
of committee meetings called, the number held, the 
number not heH because of lack of a quorum, thje 
number of opportunities each Alderman had for at- 
tending committee meetings and the percentage of his 
attendance based upon the number of meetings called'; 
provided, that whenever an Alderman shall have been 
absent from a committee meeting, or committee meet- 
ings, by virtue of an appointment by the Mayor or the 
City Council to absent himself from the city on busi- 
ness for the City of Chicago, and he shall notify the 
City Clerk of the time of his departure from the city 
by virtue of said appointment, and shall report to the 
City Clerk upon his return to the city, the City Clerk 
shall not take into consideration the meetings of com- 
mittees of which such Alderman is a member held dur- 
ing his absence from the city for the purpose of com- 
puting the percentage of committee attendance of such 
Alderman; and provided that when an Alderman is 
present at a regularly called meeting and due at another 
regularly called meeting at the same hour, the City 
Clerk shall take into consideration but one of said 
meetings in computing the percentage of committee 
attendance of such Alderman, and the City Clerk shall, 
when presenting his report of attendance at committee 
meetings, include in such report the causes of non- 
attendance of any Alderman at any committee meeting. 

A meeting of all chairmen of the various Council 
Committees shall be held, to be called by the Chairman 
of the Finance Committee, after the selectfon of Coun- 
-cil Committees, for the purpose of setting the day and 
hour of meetings of such committees throughout the 
term of the Council. Except in cases of emergency the 
schedule so adopted shall be complied with and a copy 
of such schedule shall be posted by the City Clerk in a 
conspicuous place in the corridor adjoining the rooms 
provided for committee meetings. 

Reference of Matters to Committees. 

Rule 45, All ordinances, petitions, resolutions, or- 



ders and communications to the Council shall, unless 
by unanimous consent, be referred to appropriate com- 
mittees, to be decided by the Chair, and only acted 
upon by the Council at a subsequent meeting, on the 
report of the committee having the same in charge. 

Rule 46. All appointments in which Council concur- 
rence is necessary shall lie over for one week or until 
the next meeting of the City Council. 

Rule 47. When two or more committees are called, 
the Council shall decide to which committee the sub- 
ject matter shall go. 

Reports of Committees. 

Rule 48. Standing and select committees, to whom 
references are made, shall in all cases report in writ- 
ing at least once in each month (unless further time 
is granted by a vote of the Council) the state of facts 
with their opinion thereon. -Minority reports may be 
received at the same time with the majority reports. 

Rule 49. All reports of committees shall be ad- 
dressed : "To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in City Council Assembled:", They shall 
briefly describe the matter referred, and the conclusion 
to which the committee has arrived; which conclusion 
shall be summed up in the form of an ordinance, or- 
der, resolution, recommendation oi" some other distinct 
proposition; and such reports may be presented to the 
Council by the chairmen of the committees during the 
call of the wards, when the wards they respectively 
represent are reached. 

Records of Proceedings of Committees. 

Rule 50. Each committee of the City, Council shall 
cause to be kept a record of its proceedings; and when- 
ever a roll call is had by any,such committee, such rec- 
ord shall plainly indicate the vote of each member 
thereof. These records shall be filed in the office of 
the City Clerk and shall be open to public inspection. 

General Provisions Concerning Ordinances. 

Rule 51. All ordinances for the vacation of streets, 
alleys or other public property in the City of Chicago 
shall contain, in addition to the legal description of the 
property sought to be vacated by such ordinances, the 
popular description of the property, giving in the case 
of a lot the street number, in the case of an alley the 
names of the streets surrounding the block or blocks 
in which such alley is located and in the case of a 
street the names of the two nearest intersecting cross 
streets. Said legal and popular description and the 
name of the beneficiary or beneficiaries shall be printed 
in the Journal of the Council proceedings of the meet- 
ing at which any such ordinance is introduced. 

Before any vacation ordinance is finally acted upon 
by the Council the legal description of the property 
sought to be vacated shall be verified by the City's 
Bureau of Maps and Plats. 

All ordinances amending any section of the Code of 
Chicago or any general or special ordinance of the 
city shall be so printed in the Council Journal that the 
change made in the original ordinance shall be shown 
in italics in the event that sentences, phrases or pro- 
visions are added to the original ordinance. 



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ORGANIZATION. 



April 23, 1917. 



All ordinances approved by standing committees of 
the Council shall, immediately upon such approval, be 
published in pamphlet form by the City Clerk for dis- 
tribution and shall be published by a sufficiently 
identifying caption in the Council Journal until after 
the final passage of said ordinance or ordinances by 
the City Council, when they shall be published in full. 

All ordinances granting rights in streets to public 
utility corporations which relate to or include within 
their provisions anything concerning the vacation, 
closing, opening, crossing otherwise than on the sur- 
face or undermining of streets or alleys shall, after the 
same have been approved by the special or standing 
committee of the council to which they were referred, 
and after having been deferred and published, and on 
being called up for final passage, be considered section 
by section; and no such ordinance shall be passed un- 
less it has attached thereto as a part of same a com- 
plete and adequate map or plat showing in detail how 
the streets and alleys involved will be affected thereby. 

All ordinances (except those emanating from the 
Board of Local Improvements) which are submitted to 
the City Council for action shall be presented in dupli- 
cate. 

Rule 52. The rules of parliamentary practice com- 
prised in "Robert's. Rules of Order" shall govern the 
Council in all cases to which they are applicable, and 
in which they are not inconsistent with the standing 
rules of this Council. 

Suspension, Etc., of Rules. 

Rule 53, These rules may be temporarily suspended 
by a vote of four-fifths of all the Aldermen elected 
and shall not be repealed, altered or amended unless 
by concurrence of two-thirds of all the Aldermen en- 
titled by law to be elected. 

Sergeant-at-Arms. 

Rule 54. There shall be elected by ballot, by the 
members of the Council, a Sergeant-at-Arms of this 
Council, who shall preserve order, obey the directions 
of the City Council and perform all duties usually ap- 
pertaining to the office of Sergeant-at-Arms of de- 
liberative assemblies. Said Sergeant-at-Arms shall 
have power to appoint such number of assistants as he 
may deem necessary, for any length of time, not ex- 
ceeding twenty-four hours at any one time; provided, 
that such Sergeant-at-Arms shall be removable at the 
will of the Council by resolution duly adopted. 

Censure. 

Rule 55. Any member acting or appearing in a lewd 
or disgraceful manner, or who uses approbrious, 
obscene or insulting language to or about any member 
of the City Council, or who does not obey the order of 
the Chair, shall be, on motion, censured by a majority 
vote of the members present, or expelled by a two- 
thirds vote of all members elected. In case of censure, 
the Sergeant-at-Arms, his assistants, or. any person 
acting under direction of the Chair, shall cause the 
member censured to vacate his seat and come before 
the bar of the Council and receive censure from the 
Chair. 



Floral Displays. 



Rule 56. Floral displays or decorations shall not be 
permitted in the Council Chamber during the session 
of the Council. 

Soliciting of Passes and Other Favors. 

Rule 57. No member of this Council shall solicit 
or accept any pass or discriminatory or preferential 
rate or charge from any railroad or other public ser- 
vice corporation. 

No member of this Council shall request or direct 
any city employee to solicit any such pass or discrim- 
inatory or preferential rate for the said Alderman or 
for any other purpose. 

No member of this Council shall solicit, either for 
himself or for any other person, employment with any 
railroad or public service corporation operating in the 
City of Chicago. 

Rule 58. The Council shall not permit the general 
collection of funds for charity upon the city streets in 
the manner commonly called "Tag Day," in which em- 
blems are used or flowers or other merchandise sold, 
the possession of which indicates those who have con- 
tributed, except twice annually, such "Tag Days" to be 
at least five months apart. 

One of the aforesaid "Tag Days" shall be for the sole 
benefit of children's charities and shall be under the 
auspices of the Chicago Childrens' Benefit League. 
The other "Tag Day" shall be for the benefit of adult 
charities and shall be granted only to a Federation of 
Charities organized along the general lines of the Chi- 
cago Children's Benefit League and not without the 
recommendation of the Committee on Finance of the 
City , Council. 

In each case the list of charities to be beneficiaries 
shall be submitted to the Committee on Finance and 
approved by that committee before the Council shall 
designate a "Tag Day." 



Election of Standing Committees. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Richert presented a list 
of proposed members of standing committees for the 
year 1917-1918, which was read by the Clerk. 

Aid. Richert moved that each standing committee be 
composed of the members specified on said list, for the 
year 1917-1918, and that the first-named Alderman 
under each committee act as the chairman of sucli 
committee. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, Richert, Hickey, 
Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kimball, 
Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, McNichols, 
Klaus, Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, 
Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, Kunz, Wal- 
kowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, 
Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, 
Fisher, Toman, Kostner, Thos. U. Lynch, Clark — 63. 

Nays — ^^Coughlin, Norris, Cullerton, Michaelson, 
Hazen — 5. 

Said list reads as follows: 



April 23, 1917, 



ORGAINIZATION. 



Standing Committees of the City Council for the 
Year 1917-1918. 

FINANCE. 

Richert, Schwartz, Doyle, Nance, A. A. McCormick, 
Block, Kerner, R. H. McCormick, Capitain, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Littler, Fisher, Hazen, Thos. J. Lynch. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

Capitain, Richert, Doyle, Nance, Smith, Walkowiak, 
Healy, Franz, Wallace, Roeder, Lipps, Watson, Byrne, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Toman, Thos. J. Lynch. 

GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

Thos. J. Lynch, Norris, Hickey, Cross, Block, Mc- 
Nichols, Novak, Walkowiak, Healy, Bowler, Walker, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Link, O'Toole, Rea, Toman. 

RAILWAY TERMINALS. 

Healy, Kenna, Schwartz, Richert, Cross, McNichols, 
Walkowiak, Bowler, Ellison, Haderlein Capitain, Lipps, 
Littler, Rea, Kostner. 

LOCAL INDUSTRIES. 

Fisher, Hickey, A. A. McCormick, Cross, Klaus, Cul- 
lerton, Novak, Ahern, Smith, Walker, Hauler, Pretzel, 
O'Toole, Michaelson, Clark. 

HARBORS, WHARVES AND BRIDGES. 

Littler, Kenna, Schwartz, II iff, McDonough, Fetzer, 
Krumdick, Home, Rodriguez, Powers, Hauler, Wallace, 
Kennedy, Wm. J. Lynch, Hazen. 

JUDICIARY. 

Kenier, Coughlin, Norris, A. A. McCormick, Kimball, 
WoodhuU, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kunz, Touhy, Powers, 
Hauler, Steffen, Hrubec, Wm. J. Lynch, Long, Kostner. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS. 

Haderlein, Coughlin, Norris, Hickey, 'Ahern, Kaindl, 
Szymkowski, Fick, R. H. McCormick, Ellison, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Rea, Hazen. 

LICENSE. 

Toman, Anderson, Fetzer, Woodhull, Krumdick, No- 
vak, Home, Smith, Bowler, Ellison, Roeder, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Long, Clark. 

BUILDINGS AND CITY HALL. 

Pretzel, Anderson, McDonough, Woodhull, Johnson, 
Klaus, Szymkowski, Touhy, Powers, Franz, Link, Adam- 
owski, Pegram, Kostner, Clark. 

SCHOOLS, FIRE, POLICE AND CIVIL SERVICE. 

Franz, Iliff, Kimball, Johnson, Klaus, Krumdick, 
Home, Kaindl, Adamkiewicz, Touhy, Steffen, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Byrne, Pegram. 

HEALTH. 

Nance, Kenna, McDonough, Kimball, Johnson, Culler- 
ton, Ahem, Maypole, Kaindl, Kunz, Adamkiewicz, Fick, 
Walker, Pretzel, Pegram. 



TRACK ELEVATION. 

Michaelson, Anderson, Biff, McNichols, Maypole, 
Szymkowski, Fick, Roeder, Hrubec. 

COMPENSATION. 

Doyle, Kerner, Healy, R. H. McCormick, Haderlein, 
Watson, Wm. J. Lynch, Long, Fisher. 

PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS AND BEACHES. 

Block, Coughlin, Fetzer, Cullerton, Rodriguez, Kunz, 
Adamkiewicz, Steffen, Link. 



* Election of Sergeant-at-Arms. 

Aid. Richert, by unanimous consent, presented the 
following resolution : 

Resolved, That William F. Harrah be and he is 
hereby elected Sergeant-at-Arms of the City Council 
for the year 1917-1918. 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt the foregoing resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert thereupon moved that the Clerk be 
instructed to cast one ballot for William F. Harrah as 
the unanimous choice of the Council as Sergeant-at- 
Arms for the year 1917-1918. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk thereupon cast a ballot as directed, and 
William F. Harrah was declared duly elected Sergeant- 
at-Arms for the year 1917-1918. 



Election of Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms. 

Aid. Richert presented the following resolution, 
which was, on motion, duly adopted : 

Resolved, That John Twohig be and he is hereby 
elected Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms of the City Coun- 
cil for the year 1917-1918, to serve without additional 
compensation. 



Commission on Downtown Municipal Improvements. 

Aid. Richert, by unanimous consent, presented the 
following resolution: 

Resolved, That the Commission on Downtown Munici- 
pal Improvements be . continued, and the Chair is 
hereby . authorized to appoint the members of such 
Commission in accordance with a resolution adopted 
December 17, 1913, which resolution provides for a 
membership of fifteen members, of which six shall be 
Aldermen, one the Commissioner of Public Works, one 
the City Engineer, one the Commissioner of Gas and 
Electricity, and six citizens at large; all members not 
Aldermen to act in an advisory capacity. 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt the foregoing resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



8 COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. April 23, 1917. 

Hailway Terminal Commission. of $2,000,000.00, with sureties and amounts of rospect- 

Ald. Richert, by unanimous consent, presented the ive liability as follows: 

following resolution: The Aetna Accident & Liability Company. . .$200,000.00 

Resolved, That the Railway Terminal Commission, American Surety Company of New York. . . 125,000.00 

authorized by a resolution adopted May 25, 1914, be Chicago Bonding and Insurance Company.. 75',000^00 

contnuied for the year 1917-1918, and that its members iririniu „„^ n„ ^^ n <• ^r ,. ■, ,„^^ 

be appoinlcd in accordance with said resolution of May I'f]'^"^ ""^ ^'^^"'^^ ^"""P^^^ °^ ^ew York 175,000.00 

25, 191-4, published in Council Journal, pages 506 and fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland. 175,000.00 

507, in an advisory capacity to the Committee on Rail- Globe Indemnity Company 100,000.00 

way Terminals. Hartford Accident & Indemnity Company. . . 100,000.00 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt the foregoing resolution. "^^^ London and Lancashire Indemnity 

The motion prevailed. • Company of America. 100,000.00 

Massachusetts Bonding and Insurance Com- 

Pany 125,000.00 

Gliicago Plan Commission: Vacancies. " Maryland Casualty Company 200,000.00 

Aid. Richert, by unanimous consent, presented the ^""°^^^ ^""''^^ ^^^P^"^ ^^ New York.... 175,000.00 

following resolution : ^^^ Amsterdam Casualty Company 75,000.00 

Resolved, That the Chair'be and he is h6reby author- ^°^^1 Indemnity Company 100,000.00 

ized to appoint such members of the Chicago Plan Southern Surety Company 50,000.00 

Commission as may be necessary to fill vacancies. United States Fidelity and Guaranty Com- 

Ald. Richert moved to adopt the foregoing resolution. P^'^^ 225,000.00 

The motion prevailed. ^^*^- Richert moved to approve said bond. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas,_Coughlin, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Committee on Litigation for Reductions in Gas Rates, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Ald. Richert, by unanimous consent, presented the ^o^^^i^k, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, ' Woodhull, Block, 
followin- resolution- Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
n^.niLrj T^i^.t TT- TT .1 .. ^ . u ■ Werner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
hP^lv . ; J . H the Mayor be and he is Kaindl, Szymkowski, Kunz, Walkowiak, ^damkiewicz 
hereby authorized and requested to re-appoint the nealy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker 
?hTT^*Toi7 ^i « "". reductions m gas rates for r. h. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, StefTen/ Wallace 
the year 1917-1918 as at present constituted. Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
Aid. Richert moved to adopt the foregoing resolution, son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
The motion prevailed. OToole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Fisher, Michael- 

'. son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

Matters Undisposed of by Committees of Old Council 

Referred to Committees of New Council. 

Aid. Richert, by unanimous consent, presented the (Clayton F. Smith: Oath of Office (as City Treasurer). 

following resolution : 

Resolved, That all matters referred to the various "^^^ ^'^^^ thereupon administered the oath of office 

committees of this Council during the year 1916-1917 ^° Clayton F. Smith as City Treasurer of the City of 

and undisposed of by the Council be and they are Chicago, 
hereby referred to the respective new committees of 

this Council as appointed for the year 1917-1918, and 

the said new committees be and they are hereby di- - 
rected to give consideration to all such matters referred -^aeob M. Loeb and Mrs. Frances E, Thornton: Appoint- 
to them respectively. ments (as Members, Board of Education). 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt the foregoing resolution. His Honor the Mayor presented the following com- 

The motion prevailed. munication, consideration of which was deferred until 

. the next succeeding regular meeting: 

Communications From the Mayor, City Clerk, City Office of the Mayor,] 

Comptroller, Commissioner of Public Works and Chicago, April 23, 1917. 

Other City Officers, Departments and To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 

Branches of the City Government, Chicago: 

Gentlemen — ^By virtue of the power and authority 

Clayton F. Smith: Official Bond (as City Treasurer). conferred upon me by an act of the General Assembly 

of the State of Illinois, approved and in force and 

His Honor the Mayor submitted the official bond of effect on April 20, A. D. 1917, I hereby appoint the 

'Clayton F. Smith as City Treasurer, in the penal sum following as members of the Board of Education of the 



April 23, 1917. 



COMMUNTOATION'S, ETC. 



City of Chicago for tlie term of five years, and respect- 
fully ask the concurrence of your Honorable Body: 

Jacob M. Loeb, 
Mrs. Frances E. Thornton. 
Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Local Transportation Conditions: Special Message, 



ALSO, 



The following communication, which was ordered 
published and referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation : 

Office of the Mayor,| 
Chicago, April 23, igiT.j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Gentlemen— I again beg to direct your attention to 
the status of the traction situation. In my preceding 
messages to the Council I have urged action in the 
matter with a view to starting actual work upon this 
much needed improvement.' Aside from this, I have 
for the past two years left its solution in the hands of 
the City Council, as primarily a legislative problem. 
During that time I have not sought to suggest any plan 
whereby this question might be solved. On the con- 
trary, I have maintained an open attitude toward any 
feasible project presented. An appropriation of $250,- 
■000 was made out of the traction fund, and most of this 
"amount has been expended in the employment of 
experts who made an exhaustive study of all phases of 
the traction question. The result of their study is 
found in the "Report of the Chicago Traction and Sub- 
way Commission on a Unified System of Surface, Ele- 
vated and Subway Lines." This report deals exhaust- 
ively with the general plan for a unified transporta- 
tion system, a financial plan, general traffic conditions, 
operating and traffic statistics relating to the Chicago 
Elevated Railroads and the Chicago Surface Lines, 
transfers present and proposed, suburban traffic on 
steam and electric railroads, an analysis of the residen- 
tial distribution of employes of industrial and com- 
mercial establishments, subway design, and the valua- 
tion of Chicago Elevated Railroads, and other matters 
germane to the subject have received their careful 
consideration. 

This report was made to the Transportation Com- 
mittee and public hearings have been held by it upon 
the matters covered therein. Subsequently the Com- 
mittee recommended to the Council the adoption of a 
report looking toward the final accomplishment of the 
plan recommended by the experts. The salient fea- 
tures of this plan include the merger of the elevated 
and surface lines, the extension of the franchise to a 
thirty-fifty year period, and the -construction of sub- 
ways in certain streets. 

At the recent meeting of your Honorable Body the 
report of the Committee and its recommendations were 



referred back to the Committee for further considera- 
tion. Since that time a municipal election has been 
held and a new Council is convened. I deem it my 
duty, therefore, to apprise you at once of my views in 
regard to the transportation situation, and to suggest 
to you what seems to me a practical solution of a 
vexed problem. 

The plan of the Transportation Committee recently 
rejected by your Honorable Body was complicated. It 
contained many distinct issues, each of which was in 
itself a separate problem calling for special treatment 
and determination. It is true that the merger of the 
various transportation lines and the extension of the 
frartchise period, and the financing of the new plan 
and the construction of subways are related to each 
other. On the other hand, they are not all necessarily 
dependent upon each other, and, in my judgment, sub- 
way construction is a distinct problem, and will not 
be solved until it is simplified and divorced from all 
unnecessary features. 

The time is now ripe for a constructive policy in 
transportation matters which will achieve a result 
beneficial to all the interests of the city. Some simple 
plan for subways must be worked out at once, which 
will not interfere with the development and solution 
of the larger questions of merger and franchise exten- 
sion and which will give the community that measure 
of immediate relief to which it is so clearly entitled. 

The Traction Fund was created and is being accu- 
mulated under the traction ordinances of February 11, 
1907, and the amendments thereto. In a general way, 
the purpose of the fund is two-fold : First, to enable 
the municipality to take over the traction properties 
and to conduct and operate them under municipal own- 
ership; second, to facilitate the construction of sub- 
ways as an additional means of transportation. The 
traction companies paid into the city treasury $2,800,- 
' 000 as the city's share of the net receipts for the year 
1916. As I understand it, the companies advance the 
money for the cost of constructing and extending their 
lines, which cost is added to their capital valuation, 
and upon which they are -allowed 5 per cent annual 
return. All operating and other expenses are deducted 
from the total gross receipts and the balance is divided 
between the city and the companies in the ratio of 55 
per cent to 45 per cent. The city annually orders 
extensions of the various surface lines. The cost of 
such extensions is thus added to the investment. The 
annual extensions cost more than the city's share of 
the net receipts. The result is that the purchase price 
of the traction properties increases faster than the 
city's ability to purchase. Municipal ownership, there- 
fore, is farther off now than it was in 1907, when the 
ordinances were adopted. I conclude, therefore, that 
the only practical use to be made of the Traction Fund 
is to employ it at once in the development of a sys- 
tem of subways, rather than to let it accumulate for 
the purchase of properties which the fund will never 
be large enough to buy. 

All are agreed that subways in a large city like Chi- 
cago are indispensable. They offer rapid transit to the 
outlying districts, which are more dependent upon 
transportation than other sections of the city. It is 
also a matter of experience that subways specially 
enhance the value of the land adjacent thereto. In- 



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April 23, 1917. 



creased rents, higher class buildings and a more inten- 
sive development of all property in the vicinity of the 
subway immediately follows. This has been the expe- 
rience in every large municipality, notably New York 
and Boston. Good transportation is an important ele- 
ment in land values. Just as a pavement, a sidewalk, 
a sewer or a water main is essential to the proper 
development of land, just so surely does adequate 
transportation enter into and affect its value. 

The benefit of a subway is peculiar to the neighbor- 
hood of the improvement. Yet there is also in every 
improvement of this kind a distinct advantage to the 
public as a whole. 

I need not dwell upon the necessity for relief from 
congestion in our down town streets. Nor need I dis- 
cuss the pressing desire for more adequate and rapid 
transportation for outlying districts. The capacity of 
surface lines and elevated roads is now overtaxed, and 
it seems impossible for the transportation companies, 
with their present facilities, to meet the demands of 
our steadily increasing population. The result is that 
people are driven from the city into the suburbs along 
the steam railway lines. Chicago annually thus loses 
thousands who would otherwise remain in tbe city, 
build homes, pay taxes and contribute to the upkeep 
of the municipality. 

The congestion in our streets is due not alone to the 
presence of the street car lines and the elevated roads. 
There is a vast and constant vehicle traffic flowing 
through the city generally and particularly through 
the principal thoroughfares. Vehicles of all kinds, 
carrying freight and passengers, contribute to this con- 
gestion, while thousands of pedestrians crowd our side- 
walks, making conflicting streams of travel, which only 
add to the confusion and delay. 

Many of our streets are too narrow to meet the de- 
mands made upon them. To widen these streets would 
dislocate existing surface and underground improve- 
ments and render useless pavements and sidewalks 
constructed at a great expense. Wherever surface or 
elevated lines are operated, the street could not be 
widened without re-locating the rights of way of such 
companies. 

What, then, is a simple and reasonable solution of 
this problem? Under its charter the city has the 
power to lay out, establish, open, widen and otherwise 
improve public streets. The power to open a new 
surface street, or to widen an existing surface street, is 
exercised frequently, and is not questioned. The power 
to build an upper or lower level street, as well as a 
surface street, proceeds from the same source and is 
clearly conferred. In fact, the city is building an 
upper and a lower level thoroughfare in the widening 
and improvement of Michigan avenue. Pine street and 
Lincoln parkway, from Randolph street to Chicago ave- 
nue. In that proceeding a new lower level street will 
be constructed between Lake street and Grand avenue, 
and a new upper level street will be constructed be- 
tween Randolph street and Ohio street. In the widen- 
ing of 12th street from Michigan avenue to Ashland 
avenue the city has successfully exercised its power to 
widen an existing street and to improve the street as 
widened, partly on the surface and partly by viaduct. 

Lower level thoroughfares would be of great benefit 



to all kinds of transportation lines. They would be 
less expensive than the widening of an existing surface 
street and would cost less than the construction of an 
upper level street. Lower level thoroughfares for 
general street purposes can be constructed by the city 
under its charter powers wherever conditions require 
them. 

There are two methods of 'financing such an improve- 
ment: one out of the corporate fund, by taxation or 
bond issues, the other by special assessment against 
property benefited. It will be conceded that it is im- 
practicable to build a lower level thoroughfare out of 
the general or corporate fund. The demands upon this 
fund are already too severe. It is not believed that the 
public would approve a bond issue for the construc- 
tion of an improvement which would primarily benefit 
property in its immediate looality. The method of 
raising the necessary funds by special assessment is, 
therefore, the only practical way of financing a lower 
level thoroughfare. 

I am informed by the Law Department and other 
lawyers who have given this matter careful study that 
a lower level street for general street purposes is un- 
questionably a local improvement. The test of a local 
improvement is this : what is the primary purpose and 
object of the proposed improvement If its primary 
purpose is to benefit a locality, it is a local improve- 
ment and may be paid for by special assessment. If 
its primary o'bject is to benefit the city at large, it is 
a general improvement, and must be paid for out of 
the general fund of the city. It is clear that the pri- 
mary purpose of a lower level street would be to serve 
a certain locality, and would, therefore, constitute a 
local improvement to be paid for by special assess- 
ment. The locality of the proposed improvement would 
be peculiarly beneflted thereby. Land values along the 
line of the lower level street and in its immediate 
vicinity would be enormously increased. The rental 
values of property would be increased. Witbin the 
zone of the improvement there would be practically 
no vacancies in flats or business houses. A condition 
of permanent rentabflity would be assured. The pub- 
lic, also, would be benefited, and the city should pay a 
part of the cost of the improvement commensurate 
with its added comfort and convenience. 

The advantages of paying for a lower level thorough- 
fare by special assessment upon property specially 
beneflted are many and obvious. The improvement, 
when completed, would belong to the city, like other 
public streets. Its construction would create no bonded 
indebtedness. There would be no entangled alliances 
with public service corporations. The property spe- 
cially beneflted ought to pay for the improvement, 
aided by a public beneflt fairly representing the city's 
share of the cost. The city would control the lower 
level street in the same way that it now controls its 
surface and elevated streets. The new improvement 
would be devoted to the same general street uses to 
which the surface and elevated streets are now put. 
The city could grant such privileges in the lower level 
street to the surface lines and the elevated railroads 
as it saw flt. Sidewalks, pavements, galleries for 
underground improvements and conduits for public 
utilities could be constructed in. the lower level streets 
the same as is now done in the surface streets By 
installing the sewers, water, gas, electric light and 



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April 23, 1917. 



OOMMUNIGATIO'NS, ETC. 



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power, telephone lines and all other utilities in the 
lower level streets, the upper level streets .when paved 
would remain undisturbed for all time. This would 
insure the permanent good condition of pavements, 
eliminate street obstructions and save the city and 
property owners hundreds of thousands of dollars in 
future special assessments. 

Fortunately, the procedure for making such an im- 
provemeni has heen provided by the Local Improve- 
ment Act of 1897. The Council can at once order the 
Board of Local Improvements to take the necessary 
steps to construct lower level streets where needed. 
The Board of Local Improvements could then order its 
engineer to make a survey and prepare plans for the 
proposed improvement and to estimate its probable 
' cost. Upon receipt of the engineer's report and esti- 
mate, the Board of Local Improvements would adopt 
a first resolution, describing the improvement in gen- 
eral terms and fixing a time and place for a public 
hearing thereon. The issues at the public hearing would 
include the nature, necessity and estimated cost of the 
proposed improvement, and the number of installments 
into which the assessment should be divided. At the 
public hearing the matter would loe fully discussed by 
property owners to be affected, and the plan consid- 
ered from every angle. When the Board decides upon 
the final form of the improvement, an ordinance there- 
for is drafted and sent to the Council with' the recom- 
mendation of the Board and the engineer's estimate of 
cost. The ordinance is then referred to the proper 
committee of the Council and a further hearing is 
given before the' committee to the property owners 
interested. The committee then reports on the ordi- 
nance to the 'Council, which either rejects or passes it. 
If the ordinance is passed the city files a petition in 
court for the confirmation of an assessment, to pay the 
cost of the improvement. A special assessment is levied 
against property benefited and against the City of Chi- 
cago, for public benefits. Notice of the assessment is 
given to property owners and they are allowed to file 
objections and to contest the legality of the ordinance 
and the assessment. This gives them another day in 
court. A test case could be made up and the matter 
submitted to the Supreme Court for final decision as 
to its legality. 

I have repeatedly promised the voters of this city a 
referendum on any proposed solution of the traction 
question. In my opinion, the opportunities to be 
heard before the Board of Local Improvements and the 
committee of the Council, and in court, equal the ad- 
vantages of a referendum and afford much better pro- 
tection to the property owners than a city-wide refer- 
endum could. These three hearings would give inter- 
ested parties the best possible opportunity to express 
their views. 

I, therefore, recommend that your Honorable Body 
at once order the Board of Local Improvements to take 
the necessary steps to construct a lower level street in 
each of the three divisions of the city, to-wit: the 
West Side, the North Side and the South Side, the 
nature of the improvement, questions of size, depth, 
and other details of construction to be worked out by 
the Board of Local Improvements and the property 
owners to be affected. 
Since the traction fund has come from the pockets 



of the users of the surface lines, it seems only fair 
that the fund should be used in the development of a 
better system of transportation. The fund is the prop- 
erty of the public, and in my opinion may well be 
used, to pay the city's share of the cost of constructing 
the various lower level streets. This fund would sup- 
plement the funds to be raised by special assessment. 
As the street car lines are extended from year to year 
the traction fund will be replenished from the use by 
the companies of the surface and lower level streets 
and the annual increment to the fund should be used 
each year to pay the public benefits accruing to the 
city by such extensions. 

Under this plan the city would gradually acquire a 
new series of lower level streets and an adequate sys- 
tem of transportation without incurring the bonded 
indebtedness contemplated by the report and recom- 
mendation of the Transportation Committee. The im- 
provements will be made at the expense of land di- 
rectly benefited thereby. 

I submit this plan for your careful consideration. 
It does not interfere with the settlement of the prob- 
lem of merging the surface and elevated lines, and can 
be carried out without waiting for the determination 
of the question of franchise extension. The public 
needs and is entitled to immediate relief from' the 
present intolerable traction, situation, and I am con- ' 
vinced that the method proposed offers a speedy and 
practical way to build the desired subways. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. Hale Thompson, 



(Signed) 



Police Department: Recommenfiations for Increase in 
Efliciency. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, which was ordered 
published and referred to the Committee on Schools, 
Fire, Police and Civil Service: 

Office op the Mayor,] 
Chicago, April 23, 1917.^ 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I have the honor to submit for your 
information the following special report made to me by 
the General Superintendent of Police, which I deem 
of sufficient importance to transmit to Your Honorable 
Body: 

"Office of the General Superintendent of Police,) 

Chicago, April 18, 1917.^ 

Eon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Dear Sir — In answer to your communication of 
March 23rd, requesting a concrete statement of what 
this department has accomplished during the past year, 
the important projects completed, and suggestions for 
more economically and efficiently conducting the busi- 
ness of the city, I beg to inform you that during the 
twelve months ending February 28, 1917, there were 



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5,099 less i-rimes committed than during the corre- 
sponding period of 1915 and 1916, or, expressed in per- 
centage, (he decrease was approximately 21%. Prop- 
erty valued at $2,986,948 was recovered by members of 
this department and 10,43-4 criminal arrests were made 
by police officers, exclusive of arrests made for viola- 
tions of the city ordinances and minor offenses. 

Seven pieces of property were purchased by this 
department for the erection of police stations. Two 
new police stations were built, one at the southwest 
corner of 48th and Wabash avenue, and the other at 
the northeast corner of 23rd and Robey streets. Three 
other stations are in course of erection. During the 
remainder of this year this department contemplates 
the erection of six additional new police stations. 

I believe that the erection of these new stations 
and the resulting consolidation of two or more precincts 
into one will effect a great saving in money to the police 
department, as the overhead expense will be materially 
reduced. 

Modern business enterprises keep a close watch on 
their overhead expense, many of them making liberal 
appropriations for efficiency experts to reduce this ex- 
pense to the minimum. As General Superintendent of 
Police my observation has been thiat in police business 
this matter is sadly neglected. 

We are maintaining in Chicago today forty-five police 
stations, besides the Traffic Division and the Detective 
Bureau, and a considerable force is required to man 
each of these stations before a single policeman is 
placed upon the street. In many large cities, such as 
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Mil- 
waukee and New Orleans two to five police stations 
serve the entire city. New York has already eliminated 
four" police stations, and in a recent communication 
addressed to me, the Fourth Deputy Commissioner of 
Police of New York City states they intend to eliminate 
many more. 

Many of the police stations in the city of Chicago 
were located and erected before the installation of 
modern means of transportation and communication. 
Automobiles, motorcycles, and other means of rapid 
movement, as well as the telephone, have made it pos- 
sible to police a much larger area of the city from one 
station thian before. 

Contrary to the prevalent idea, police stations them- 
selves do not afford protection to the citizens. The 
only effective manner in which police protection is fur- 
nished is by placing policemen on the streets. In my 
judgment there should not be more than twenty-two 
police stations in the city of Chicago, four on the north 
side, eight on the west side and ten on the south side, 
and two of these stations should be reserved exclusively 
for women. The consolidation of forty-five stations into 
twenty-two would effect a very material saving in over- 
head expense, not only in the salaries of officers and 
men reserved for special duty inside of station houses, 
but in the maintenance of the buildings themselves. 
The saving, in actual figures, according to my estimates, 
would approximate $850,000.00 annually, which means 
that for the same money we are now spending we can 
place approximately six hundred and fifty additional 
police officers on the streets of the city to protect the 
public. The consolidation of police stations would also 
make it possible to equalize the distribution of the 



detective force and have them more efficiently com- 
manded. Twenty detective sergeants to each station 
should be sufficient for ordinary duty. This would give 
us the use of approximately one hundred more detec- 
tive sergeants for general street work, who, together 
with the six hundred and fifty patrolmen before men- 
tioned, would place in reality seven hundred and fifty 
additional police officers "on the streets. 

The general public believe that we have over five 
thousand policemen on duty, because statistics show 
that many employed. In reality the people have the 
protection of only twenty-two hundred policemen dur- 
ing the entire twenty-four hours. One of the reasons 
for this deficiency is that a large number of officers are 
detailed inside of police stations performing special 
duty, which does not protect the citizens on the streets. 
Another evil is the assignment of police officers to vari- 
ous departments of the city and county governments, 
outside of the Police Department. Approximately fifty 
police officers are detailed to the Juvenile Court, which 
is a county institution. We are told, however, that the 
Court does a great deal of city work. So does the 
Sheriff, and he might as well do away with his deputies 
and bailiffs and we detail police officers in their stead. 

Too many police officers are detailed to dance halls 
and similar places, a custom that has been completely 
abandoned in other large cities. The authorities of 
other cities hold the committees of organizations giving 
dances and their special policemen, whose authority 
on the premises is the same as a regular officer's, 
responsible for good order. If an individual or an or- 
ganization conducting la dance cannot satisfy the au- 
thorities that the character of same does not require 
police surveillance or protection, permission to operate 
should be withheld. 

If the several city and county departments and nu- 
merous private institutions were compelled to employ 
special policemen for the performance of special duty, 
it would release about two hundred and fifty men now 
on that character of service, who could be assigned to 
actual police work protecting life and property. 

It is my desire to re-organize the department along 
these lines. Everybody will agree that the best possi- 
ble service a police officer can render is on the street, 
protecting all citizens and not any exclusive class. The 
protection of the citizen as a whole is the primary 
purpose for which police departments are cre'ated, and 
if it is insisted that trained policemen be assigned to 
private institutions and departments of the government 
on work which is not actual police work, then I advo- 
cate a separate appropriation for these assignments, 
charged to the proper source, so that this department 
can replace the men so detailed with other police offi- 
cers and give the entire body of our citizenship the pro- 
tection to which they are entitled, and for which they 
pay. 

On January 23, 1917, I addressed a communication to 
the Finance Committee requesting an appropriation for 
the purpose of touring cars for this department to be 
used in patrolling certain sections of the city for the 
apprehension of criminals who use automobiles in per- 
petrating crimes so as to aid their escape from the 
scenes thereof. The Finance iCommittee recommended 
an appropriation for the purchase of seventeen Ford 
touring cars, which the Council passed. These auto- 



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mobiles have been purchased and thirteen of them are 
now in service, and the remaining four will be placed 
in use as soon as they are delivered. Already these 
machines have proven their worth.. A number of des- 
perate hold-up men have been captured through their 
use, and I anticipate that their continued use will have 
a very deterrent effect upon the designs of the criminal 
element. 

Under date of April 2nd I requested the Finance 
Committee to ascertain by investigation tlie best auto- 
mobile, available for patrol wagon and ambulance serv- 
ice, from the standpoint of durability, strength and 
price. I believe that motor vehicles for police purposes, 
such as patrol wagons and ambulancfes, can be pur- 
chased in the open market at a great saving over the 
cost of manufacturing the same in our shops. 

This is the only police department in the United 
States that I know of, which still retains the old horse- 
drawn patrol wagons and ambulances. To replace these 
vehicles would require twenty-two automobile patrols 
and two automobile amibulances. I am certain that the 
purchase of these machines would save the city money, 
not only in the initial cost, but in the maintenance, 
considering the -fact that four horses are assigned to 
each vehicle, two on each twelve-hour shift, and money 
must be continually expended for feeding, shoeing and 
harnessing these animals. If these machines were pur- 
chased in the open market, and the entire department 
equipped with motor vehicles^ its business could be con- 
ducted more economically and efficiently than ever be- 
fore. 

If the necessary Council action could be taken to 
bring these matters to immediate consideration, I be- 
lieve the force of these suggestions would be readily 
appreciated by all interested in real police efficiency. 

I desire to thank you for the sincere support which 
this department receives from the chief executive. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) ' H. F. Schuettleu, 

General Superintendent." 

The foregoing communication, to my mind, embodies 
constructive recommendations of the most effective 
character and I beg to suggest that it be referred to 
your Committee on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Serv- 
ice for careful consideration. 

Yours Respectfully, 

Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Annual Message. 

ALSO, 



The following communication, which was ordered 
published and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, April 23, 1917. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Gentlemen — Chicago has. completed four-score years 
of municipal life, as a chartered city, and it is with a 



sense of gratification and pride in its remarkable his- 
tory and achievements that I present to its eightieth 
elected city council my second annual message. Eighty 
years is a brief span in the life of a great cosmopolitan 
community, and Chicago h'as attained its exalted rank 
among the world's largest cities by the most noteworthy 
record of commercial, civic and patriotic progress ever 
known. It is not astounding that we have many com- 
plicated and unsolved problems to meet, but it is rather 
encouraging to our anticipations that we have the exec- 
utive 'and legislative machinery and the citizenship with • 
the will and ambition to confront the involved matters 
incident to our municipal growth. The council is the 
mainspring of the city's activities. Its members come 
direct from the midst of the people and it must perform 
the function of enacting ordinances to govern the city, 
levy taxes, provide for the collection of same, and ap- 
propriate the money of the city for proper and lawful 
purposes. Differences in views and convictions will 
arise among aldermen and among administrative offi- 
cers, as they should, but it is the inalienable right of 
every member of this council to express his free opin- 
ion upon any matter related in any way to the munici- 
pal government, and as your lawful presiding officer, I 
shall see that this right is protected and extended fairly 
and proportionately. At the same time I urge co-opera- 
tion on all sides for the achievement of results, realiz- 
ing, as we all must, that out of the conflicts of judgment 
must come definite consequences if we are to serve the 
people with competency. 

I have a few important matters to direct to the atten- 
tion of this council, which I have classified under de- 
scriptive headings for convenience of reference to ap- 
propriate committees. I have referred in previous 
messages, which are on file, and available to ev^sry al- 
derman, to the autocratic system to "which the council 
is forced to submit of having the old body organize the 
new one. It may take years to evolve from this situa- 
tion, yoked upon us by servile predecessors, but I be- 
lieve that the time will soon come when a new body of 
the City Council will adopt a declaration of independ- 
ence and provide its own means for distributing com- 
mittee memberships. 

subways and transportation. 

I transmit herewith a supplementary message bearing 
upon this important question, to which I have given 
serious consideration and ask the like serious considera- 
tion of your honorable body, and your committee on 
local transportation, of the subject matter of same. 

the garden movement. ^ 

One of the gravest problems confronting the nation 
arising out of the declaration of war, is the serious food 
shortage and possible famine threatening every com- 
munity, including Chicago. This suggests the urgent 
necessity of conserving all food supplies, and the inten- 
sive cultivation of every available piece of land. 

In view of this situation, I 'availed myself of the op- 
portunity, about a month ago, of interesting a number 
of prominent business men of this city in the garden 
movement. A temporary organization known as the 
Garden Bureau, was formed, with headquarters in the 
Mayor's office and arrangements have been made with 
the seed houses to supply seeds at cost or below, as 



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their contribution to the movement, and the demand for 
seed thus far is greatly in excess of the supply. 

Up to the present time 390 lectures, instructing the 
public in the simple principles of agriculture, have 
been given by lecturers sent out by the Bureau, and 
others. Great interest has been manifested and appli- 
cations for plots exceed the available supply, 20,000 
pieces of literature have been distributed, and the visit- 
ors to the Bureau number from 1,500 to 1,800 a day. 

The object of the movement is to clean up the weeds, 
increase the value of property, utilize the waste land, 
save money on living expenses, beautify the city, give 
useful and healthful recreation and develop the Chicago 
spirit. 

Six inspectors in automobiles or motorcycles visit the 
garden plots and give expert advice and instruction. 
Many experienced gardeners have become so interested 
in the movement that they volunteer to give the benefit 
of their experience. 

Property owners have co-operated most generously in 
this movement. Amplications for 3,500 garden plots 
have already been received and ground allotted in plots 
varying from small lots to acres or even large tracts. 
There is no limit to the benefits to be derived from this 
movement, and the results have already exceeded all 
expectations. 

It is proposed after the garden movement is well es- 
tablished that Chicagoans will turn their attention to the 
front of their premises and beautify their buildings 
with window boxes and ornamental shrubbery, so that 
the appearanec of the city will be improved. 

I ask upon behalf of the Garden Bureau the earnest 
support of the members of the City iCouncil. If lawful, 
it would be an expedient move to make this a perma- 
nent bureau of the city government, with adequate ap- 
propriations to maintain it. 

GAS LITIGATION. 

For two jears a special committee of your honorable 
body, appointed by me to engage counsel for the pur- 
pose of prosecuting the city's interests in pending suits 
to secure permanent price reductions in gas, and the 
return of refunds due consumers, has had this question 
under consideration. 

In each of my messages I have consistently urged 
action for the benefit of the people on this important 
matter, and I am informed by the chairman of the com- 
mittee that a report of its activities during the past two 
years, showing the present status of the suits in ques- 
tion, the record of its expenditures, and its recommen- 
dations for future activities, is ready for submission to 
your honorable body. When the report is received the 
Mayor and the Council may have sufficient data upon 
which to base a formulation of further plans, including 
the naming of a new committee, to push to a speedy 
termination this litigation which the people have been 
promised a settlement of. 

REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENTS. 

For the purpose of obtaining condensed information 
as to the exact status of the several departments and 
bureaus of the city government, and the results of their 
work during the past council year, and concrete rec- 



ommendations for future economies and more efficient 
public service, I have caused to be submitted to me 
written reports from each department and bureau head, 
covering the foregoing matters. To embody all these 
reports in detail in the Mayor's message would unneces- 
sarily burden our proceedings at this time, and I will, 
therefore, only touch upon such matters as in my opin- 
ion, suggest council action. These reports are on file 
in the Mayor's office and immediately available to each 
and every alderman. I invite and urge the members of 
the Council to call at their earliest convenience for a 
detailed perusal of these reports, in order to more accu- 
rately inform themselves on the condition of depart- " 
ments and as a guide to the necessities for future legis- 
lation, 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE. 

According to the report of the Comptroller, the fixed 
assets of the city of Chicago as of December 31, 1916, 
were $197,027,987.47, as against $182,296,363.75 on De- 
cember 31, 1915, an increase of $14,731,623.72. 

During the year the city has reduced its bonded debt 
$2,835,000.00, and paid interest on same in the sum of 
$1,349,676.42, and retired judgments amounting to $211,- 
522.78. 

The method of selling city bonds over the counter 
has been continued with marked success, and during the 
past year $6,228,000.00 worth of bonds have been sold 
at par in this manner. The Comptroller submits the 
following recommendations, which I concur in, and 
transmit to your honorable body for careful considera- 
tion : 

1. 'Consolidation of the inspection service of the city, 
eliminating duplication of work, as outlined in the 
Comptroller's report to the Finance Committee. This 
recommendation, it is estimated, will work a saving of 
approximately $400,000.00. 

2. The division of the city into 18 working districts 
for the cleaning of streets and the removal of garbage, 
which will, it is estimated, save approximately $100,- 
000.00 annually. 

3. Passage of the ordinance, now pending in the 
Finance Committee, authorizing the purchase of out- 
standing judgments with surplus funds on deposit with 
the city depositaries. As these surplus funds draw but 
2% interest and judgments carry 5%, the result would 
be a saving of 3% on about $1,000,000 a year, or $30,000. 

4. Amendment of the present ordinance in relation 
to the selection of the active bank each month, so that 
the Comptroller may have authority to select the active 
bank for as long a period as one year. The estimated 
saving will amount to $25,000 annually. 

The business transacted by the City Collector during 
the year 1916 has largely increased over that of previ- 
ous years. Special mention may be made of the collec- 
tions in the Vehicle Tax division, which show an in- 
crease of approxomately 30%; the Special Assessment 
division showing an increase of more than 90%, and the. 
"Warrants for Collection division, an increase of about 
30%. A bill is pending before the Legislature authoriz- 
ing the City Collector to collect special assessments dur- 
ing the whole year, instead of for a few months at the 
beginning of the year, as at present. This will effect a 
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property owners by improving the credit of our special 
assessment paper, and will relieve the annoying con- 
gestion incident to the limited period in which taxpay- 
ers are now compelled to crowd the Collector's office. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBfLIC WORKS. 

Two new bureaus have been added to this department 
during the past year, viz., Waste Disposal, and Parks, 
Public Playgrounds and Bathing Beaches, making a 
total of ten active bureaus, and the Harbor Board, which 
governs the Municipal Pier, now under the jurisdiction 
of the iGommissioner of Public Works. 

The new Municipal Shops, the mOst complete consoli- 
dated municipal shops in this country, were recently 
opened. This plant, which cost approximately $2,000,- 
000, is now available for the repair and construction 
work of all city departments. In addition, the new 
Municipal Warehouse and the new Contagious Disease 
Hospital have been put in operation, and four new 
bridges have been completed. 

The city pumped 236,139,380,000 gallons of water 
during the past year, which is far in excess of any total 
ever previously recorded, and 125 miles of new water 
mains were laid. 

One hundred forty miles of street pavement were 
released from reserve during the last year, bringing the 
tot-al mileage to be maintained by the Bureau of Streets 
up to 1,608 miles. 

The gross water rates' collections for 1916 amounted 
to $6,671,707.62, an increase of $352,128.04 over 1915. 

What was formerly known as the Special Park Com- 
mission, and recognized as a department of the city gov- 
ernment, has now become a bureau of the Department 
of Public Works, known as the Bureau of Parks, Public 
Playgrounds and Bathing Beaches. This bureau oper- 
ates all the bathing beaches, swimming pools and mu- 
nicipal playgrounds controlled by the city. 

The new Municipal Pier entertained millions of visit- 
ors during the hot spell last summer. The legal power 
to provide permanent facilities for refreshments and 
other features has been lacking, but bills granting the 
city full power to use the pier for recreational purposes 
has passed the House at Springfield, and are now before 
the Senate, and as soon as thdy become law, bids for 
concessions will be advertised. 

LAW DEPA'RTM'ENT. ' 

The law business of the city of Chicago is larger than 
ever before and is continually growing. During the 
past year over 3,000 opinions have been prepared and 
delivered, and there are at the present time 765 cases 
pending in the Corporation Counsel's office, involving 
questions of the highest importance to the city, and 
representing claims of more than $7,000,000.00. The 
best legal talent in the country is opposed to the city's 
interests in litigation, and these can be protected only 
through the most careful preparation for cases and 
diligent labor thereon. In the face of these conditions 
the appropriation for the current fiscal year is $70,000 
lower than it has been for many years past. Reducing 
a department of this kind in view of the nature of its 
business is false economy, as it tends to lower efficiency 
in the prosecution and defense of litigation, and in- 



volves the city in liabilities far in excess of the savings 
effected. 

Two years ago the annual judgments in personal in- 
jury cases against the city aggregated $106,573.95, or 
an average judgment per case of $414.68. During the 
past two years the annual aggregate of judgments 
against the city has been reduced to $58,852.40, or an 
average judgment per case of $201.80. The saving to 
the city equals 52%, or $96,509.00. In the last year the 
City Attorney has been successful in every case pending 
in the Appellate Court, save one, and in the last (Oc- 
tober) term of this court all cases to which the City At- 
torney's office was a party were decided in favor of 
the city. 

Thirty-five track elevation cases have been disposed 
of during the year. The amount claimed in these cases 
was $667,246.50, while the amount that has been recov- 
ered against the city on these claims, in disposing of the 
suits, has been only $26,414.40, being 3 4/5% of the 
amount claimed. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

On former occasions I have called attention to the 
futility of the present police ordinance to meet the exi- 
gencies of orgianization so necessary to the efficient con- 
duct of a body of men where disciplinary powers and 
mobility of force are predominant requisites. In his 
report to me, the General Superintendent of Police re- 
cites records and facts and offers practical suggestions 
for the future welfare of his department which I deem 
of sufficient importance to transmit in entirety to your 
Honorable Body in the form of a special message, and 
request that the same be referred promptly to the ap- 
propriate committee for consideration. The physical 
protection of the lives and property of our people is of 
prime importance. The General Superintendent of Po- 
lice makes recommendations which will greatly increase 
this protection so admittedly needed, without materially- 
increasing the cost of administration. Revision of the 
ordinance is necessary, and I hope the Council will give 
the matter that full and fair consideration which its ap- 
parent urgency demands. 

• FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

On April 1 of this year, in accordance with an ordi- 
nance passed by the City Council on October 30, 1916, 
the so-called "two platoon system" was installed. No 
provision was made, however, to provide additional men 
to operate this system. As a consequence the efficiency 
of the department has been seriously impaired. I urg- 
ently request the Council to give immediate considera- 
tion to the matter of augmenting the fire companies 
which have been reduced, so that the department's 
effectiveness may be raised again to its former standard. 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT. . 

The Building Commissioner reports gross receipts of 
$214,702.60 during the past year. The expenditures of 
his department were $183,415.63 during the same period, 
leaving net earnings of $31,286.97. This department is 
studying proposed new zoning systems whereby certain 
districts of the city will be restricted to residence, and 
certain other districts to business. The Commissioner 
invites conferences with members of the Council on this 
matter. The Fire Prevention Bureau and the Building 



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Department are co-operating upon the elimination of 
conflicting sections of the two ordinances governing 
their activities, with a view to doing away with over- 
lapping work. Their recommendations will be submit- 
ted to the Council as soon as completed. 

DEPARTMENT OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY. 

The Commissioner of Gas and Electricity recommends 
that a fireproof building be obtained in the near future 
for the main fire alarm oflice, as the present quarters 
in the City Hall are inadequate and not properly lo- 
cated. His suggestion is referred to your Honorable 
Body. 

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

. The widening of 12th street has become an accom- 
plished fact. All the property between Canal street and 
Ashland avenue has been acquired, with the exception 
of a few pieces still pending in the Supreme Court, on 
questions of compensation, and all the buildings have 
been moved back 42 feet from the old lot line, or 
wrecked, with the exception of four, which are await- 
ing a final decision in the Supreme Court. The board 
needs an appropriation of approximately $110,000 to 
cover the cost of crushing the old sidewalks, pay awards 
increased by the Supreme Court in a few cases, and to 
cover the original deficiency. If this appropriation 
could be arranged for, it will enable the Board of Local 
Improvements to construct new sidewalks and have the 
new street paved by the first of the coming year. 

The trial of the Michigan Boulevard Link case is 
progressing as rapidly as possible, and it is hoped that 
all litigation will be determined by September 1, includ- 
ing the trial of awards and damages. On January 19, 
1917, a final order was entered, disposing of all the legal 
objections and all questions relating to the sufficiency 
and regularity of the proceedings were determined in 
favor of the city. The questions of the amount to be 
paid for property, including buildings to be taken and 
damages to property not taken, and amounts of assess- 
ments to be borne by various pieces of property, are 
now on trial, and should <he concluded and final judg- 
ment rendered in the near future. This means that 
actual construction will be begun within a few months. 

DEPARTMENT OP SUPPLIES. 

The business agent recommends that an enlarged 
purchasing department be established and given power 
to make all purchases for all departments of the city. 
The present system, whereby the city maintains a large 
number of purchasing agents, does not secure economy. 
Modern commercial organizations do not permit depart- 
ments using materials or supplies to purchase same. 
The recommendation is submitted for your considera- 
tion. 

DEPARTMENT FOR THE INSPECTION OF STEAM BOILERS, 
STEAM AND COOLING PLANTS. 

This department earned a net revenue for the year 
ending April 1, 1917, of $32,846.28. As the employment 
force has been materially curtailed, and many boilers 
and plants thus left uninspected, it is recommended that 
provision be made for operating this department to full 
capacity, in the interest of public safety, and in order 
that the revenue of the city may be increased thereby. 



DEPARTMENT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

This department is operating with a greatly reduced 
force, at a time when the citizens of Chicago need the 
protection of efficient inspection of weights and meas- 
urfes more than at any time in the past. The excessive 
high prices of all commodities prompts some dealers to 
cut prices to secure trade, and then short weight cus- 
tomers in order to meet price reductions. To handle 
this extraordinary situation it is necessary that the 
ordinances be rigidly enforced to protect the public 
against short weights and measures and to compel fair 
and honest competition among dealers. 

OIL INSPECTION. 

During the year just ended this department has 
earned a net revenue of $65,729.89 for the city. 

BOARDS OF EXAMINERS. 

These boards have earned net revenues as follows 
during the last year : 

Board of Examining Engineers. $ 4,817.00 

Board of Examiners of Plumbers 4,078.15 

Board of Examiners of Mason Contractors... 19,256.25 

HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 

The total revenue for the year 1916 was $410,000 and 
the expenditures $366,579.24, leaving a net revenue for 
the year of $43,420.76. Out of the surplus earnings of 
the industries of the institution, $36,000 has been set 
aside by the City Council to be expended for needy 
families of the prisoners. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

The activities of other departments of the city gov- 
ernment not referred to herein are set forth in their 
annual and special reports, and are now, or will be, at 
the disposal of the Council in the near future. These 
include particularly the Health Department, the De- 
partment of Public Service, the Department of Public 
Welfare, the Board of Education, the Civil Service Com- 
mission, the Public Library, and the Department of 
Smoke Inspection. 

CONCLUSION. 

With this message I desire to extend my thanks to all 
city officers and employes for their work in the inter- 
ests of the community. The times are fraught with 
danger to all governments, local, state and national. 
International and domestic governmental conditions 
exist of which we, as local officials, possess no accurate 
information. Intelligent direction and constructive 
harmony upon the part of all charged with local re- 
sponsibilities will do much toward aiding us to perform 
our full duty to the city of Chicago and to maintain the 
peace, social and commercial intercourse of its people, 
and to meet the just demands of our state and federal 
governments as we are permitted to learn them. 

'Respectfully, 

Wm. Hale Thompson, 
Mayor. 



April 23, 1917. 



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CITY CLERK. 

ElecUon Contest: Jarrett vs. Ha«en (33rd Ward). 

The Clerk submitted a petition, verified by affidavit, 
of Delta I. Jarrett, contesting the election of Irwm R. 
Hazen as Alderman of the 33rd ward, said petition con- 
taining a statement of points on which said election will 
be contested, which petition was filed in the office of 
the City Clerk April 21, 1917; which was 

Referred to the Comniittee on Judiciary. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

Norwood Park Pumping Station Property: Sale. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the City Comptroller: 

Department op Finance,) 
Chicago, April 9, 1917.| 

To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen, in City Council 

Assembled, City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— Herewith, please find four bids for the 
purchase of the Norwood Park Pumping Station, re- 
ceived at this office in response to the advertisement, 
copy of wbich is attached. 

In offering this property for sale, we have adver- 
tised for sixty days according to law, have posted signs 
on the property, and have sent letters to all real estate 
men in that vicinity, and to all persons who have made 
inquiries concerning this property. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) JOS. F. Peacock, 

^ Real Estate Agent. 

Approved : 
(Signed) EUGENE R. Pike 

City Comptroller. 

On motion of Aid. Richert, the bids submitted with 
said communication was ordered opened and read and 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
The following is a summary of said bids : 
Bidder R A. Goldman; amount bid, $725.00; certified 
check of American House Wrecking Company for 
$100.00 inclosed; 
Bidder, Isaac Goldstein; amount bid, $575.00; two 
money orders for $50.00 and $8.00, respectively, 
inclosed; 
Bidder, William J. Newman; amount bid, $800.00; cer- 
tified check for $100.00, inclosed; 
Bidder, John O'Brien; amount bid, $460.00; certified 
check for $50.00 inclosed. 



also, 
The following communication: 

Department of Finance,] 
Chicago, April 10, 1917.5 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, in City 
Council Assembled, City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen — Supplementing our letter of April 9th, 



we beg to transmit herewith one bid for the Norwood 
Park Pumping Station property, received in this office 
as registered mail on April 10th, together with certi- 
fied check for $60.00'. 

Under our advertisement, copy of which is hereby 
attached, bids were receivable until 5:00 o'clock P. M., 
April 9, 1917. 

Note: Postmarks on the envelope show that the 
letter was mailed on April 7th, and it should have been 
received in due time. Said envelope sent to Post- 
master with attached complaint. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jos, F. Peacock, 
Real Estate Agent. 



(Signed) 

Approved 

(Signed) 



Eugene R. Pike, 
City Comptroller. 

On motion of Aid. Richert, the bid submitted with 
said communication was ordered opened and read and 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The following is a summary of said bid: 
Bidder, Anton J. Schmid; amount bid, $560.00; certi- 
fied check for $60.00 inclosed. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Mt. 



Greenwood Cemetery Association: Water Supply 
From City's Mains. 



The Clerk presented the following communication, 
submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
which was, together with the communication trans- 
mitted therewith, referred to the Committee on 
Finance : 

Department op Public Works,^ 

Bureau op Engineering,^ 

Chicago, April 9, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council: 

Gentlemen — ^I transmit herewith application of The 
Mount Greenwood Cemetery Association for water sup- 
ply. The city has mains at this location, and the water 
supply is sufficient to take care of their needs. Busi- 
ness of this kind is profitable to the city wherever the 
water can be spared. I believe that a contract should 
provide, however, that the supply can be withdrawn in 
case the city finds it impossible to render such service 
without depriving its own citizens of water. 

Yours truly, 

Frank I. Bennett, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



(Signed) 

Recommended by: 

(Signed) 



John Ericson, 
City Engineer. 



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April 23, 1917. 



DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. 



Public Passenger Vehicle Stands: Changes in Locations. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the General Superintendent of Police, 
which was referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys: 

General Superintendent op Police,] 
Chicago, April 21, 1917.) 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— With relation to the ordinance estab- 
lishing public passenger )vehicle stands, passed by 
your body on March 19, 1917: 

Stand No. 4, which is located "on West Washington 
street, along north curb, from North Clark street to 
North La Salle street.," provides a maximum capacity 
of 15 vehicles. The City Council also designated 100 
feet along the north curb of Washington street, east of 
La Salle street, as a loading zone. Therefore, in order 
not to have the public passenger vehicle stand en- 
croach on the loading zone, I recommend that this ordi- 
nance be amended to read: Stand No. 4, "On West 
Washington street from North Clark street to lOOi feet 
east of the east line of North La Salle street." 

The same condition pertains to stand No. 7, which 
is located "on West Madison street, along north curb, 



from 50 feet west of west line of North Clark street to 
50 feet east of east line of North La Salle street." The 
City Council also ^designated 100 feet along the north 
curb of Madison street, east of La Salle street, as a 
loading zone, and as the public passenger vehicle stand 
reaches to within 50 feet east of the east line of North 
La Salle street, it will be readily seen that the stand 
will encroach on the loading zone. I therefore recom- 
mend that the ordinance with relation to the said stand 
be changed to read : "On West Madison street, along 
north curb, from 50 feet west of west line of North 
Clark street to 100 feet east of east line of North La 
Salle street." 



(Signed) 



Respectfully, 

H. F. SCHUETTLER, 

General Superintendent. 



BOARD OF LOCAI. IMPROVEMENTS. 



Rockwell St., From Devon Av. to Albion Av., Etc. (Sys- 
tem): Paving With Asphalt. 

The Clerk presented the following recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance, submitted by the Board of 
Local Improvements, which were ordered published 
in the Journal and referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys: 



RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE 
AND ORDINANCE. 

recommendation by board op local 
improvements. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, in City Council 
Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance 
for the improvement — adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets, constructing new brick 
catchbasins complete, constructing 
a granite concrete combined curb 
and gutter on cinders, gravel or 
sand, grading and paving with 
asphalt on six inches of Portland 
cement concrete, swept with natural 
hydraulic cement, the roadways of 
a system of streets as follows, to 
wit : 

North Rockwell street, from the 
north line of Devon avenue to the 
south curb line of Albion avenue; 
North Talman avenue, from the 
north line of Devon avenue to the 
south curb line of Albion avenue; 
North Washtenaw avenue, from the 
north line of Devon avenue to the 



south curb line of Albion avenue; 
North Fairfield avenue, from the 
north line of Devon avenue to the 
south curb line of Albion avenue; 
North Mozart street, from the north 
line of Devon avenue to the south 
curb line of Albion avenue; North 
Francisco avenue, from the north 
line of Devon avenue to the south 
curb line of Albion avenue; Arthur 
avenue, from the west line of North 
Rockwell street to the east line of 
North Francisco avenue, and also 
the roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from the 
curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the 
points herein described (except that 
part of the intersection of Arthur 
avenue with North Rockwell street 
from the east cunb line to the east 
line of North Rockwell street and 
also except that part of the inter- 
section of North California avenue 
with Arthur avenue from the east 
curb line to the west curb line of 
North California avenue), in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, together with an 
estimate of the cost of said im- 
provement, and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance and the 



making of the improvement con- 
templated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) David W. Clark, 

Joseph J. Elias, 
W. H. Blencoe, 
Oscar Wolpp, 
Edward J. Glackin, 
Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicago. 

Dated, Chicago, April 23, A. D. 
1917. 



estimate op engineer. 

To the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, and 
to the Mayor and Aldermen df 
the City of Chicago, in City Coun- 
cil Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, hav- 
ing adopted a resolution that the 
roadways of a system of streets as 
follows, to wit: North Rockwell 
street, from the north line of Devon 
avenue to the south curb line of 
Albion avenue; North Talman ave- 
nue, from the north line of Devon 
avenue to the south curb line of 
Albion avenue; Nonth Washtenaw 



April 23, i9l7. 

avenue, from the north line of 
Devon avenue to the south curb 
line of Albion avenue; North Fair- 
field avenue, from the north line of 
Devon avenue to the south curb line 
of Albion avenue; North Mozart 
street, from the north line of Devon 
avenue to the south curb line of 
Albion avenue; North Francisco 
avenue, from the north line of 
Devon avenue to the south curb 
line of Albion avenue; Arthur 
avenue, from the west line of 
korth Rockwell street to the east 
line of North Francisco avenue, and 
also the roadways of all intersect- 
ing stre^ets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the 
points herein described (except 
that part of the intersection of 
Arthur avenue with North Rock- 
well street from the east curb line 
to the east line of North Rockwell 
street and also except that part of 
the intersection of North Califorjiia 
avenue with Arthur avenue from 
the east curb line to the west curb 
line of North California avenue), 
be improved by adjusting sewer 
manholes and catchbasins, con- 
structing and connecting catchbasin 
inlets, constructing new brick 
catchbasins complete, constructing 
a granite concrete combined curb 
and gutter on cinders, gravel or 
sand, grading and paving with 
asphalt on six inches of Portland 
cement concrete, swept with natural 
hydraulic cement, and presented to 
the City Council of the City of 
Chicago a recommendation that 
such local improvement be made. 
I hereby submit an estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, including 
labor and materials, viz : 
Granite concrete com- 
bined curb and gutter 
on cinders, gravel or 
sand, 19,500 lineal feet ' 

at $0.80 $ 15,600.00 

Grading 10,000 cubic 

yards at $1.00 10,000.00 

Paving with asphalt on 
six inches of Portland 
cement concrete, swept 
with natural hydraulic 
cement, 28,830 square 

yards at $2.20 63,426.00 

Constructing 68 new 



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brick catchbasins com- 
plete at $50.00 3,400.00 

Adjusting sewer man- 
holes and catchbasins, 
and constructing and 
connecting catchbasin 
inlets 12,574.00 



Total $105,000.00 



And I hereby certify that in my 
opinion the above estimate does not 
exceed the probable icost of the 
above proposed improvement. 
(Signed) C. D. Hill. 

Engineer of the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Dated, Chicago, April 23, A. D. 
1917. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement — adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
constructing and connecting 
catchbasin inlets, constructing 
new brick catchbasins complete, 
constructing a granite concrete 
comibined curb and gutter, grad- 
ing and paving — of the roadways 
of a system of streets as follows, 
to wit: 

North Rockwell street, from 
the north line of Devon avenue 
to the south curb line of Albion 
avenue; North Talman avenue, 
from the north line of Devon 
avenue to the south curb line of 
Albion avenue; North Washtenaw 
avenue, from the north line of 
Devon avenue to the south curb 
line of Albion avenue; North 
Fairfield avenue, from the north 
line of Devon avenue to the 
south curb line of Albion avenue; 
North Mozart street, from the 
north line of Devon avenue to the 
south icurb line of Albion avenue; 
North Francisco avenue, from the 
north line of Devon avenue to 
the south curb line of Albion 
avenue; Arthur avenue, from the 
west line of North Rockwell 
street to .the east line of North 
Francisco avenue, and also the 
roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of each of 
said above specified streets, be- 
tween the points herein described 



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(except that part of the inter- 
section of Arthur avenue with 
North Rockwell street from the 
east curb line to the east line of 
North Rockwell street and also 
except that part of the inter- 
section of North California ave- 
nue with Arthur avenue from the 
east curb line to the west curb 
line of North California avenue), 
in the City of Chicago, Coianty of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improve- 
ment shall be inade within the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, the nature, char- 
acter, locality and description of 
which local improvement is as 
follows, to wit: 

That the roadway of North Rock- 
well street from the north line of 
.Devon avenue to the south curb 
line of Albion avenue, also the 
roadway of North Talman avenue 
from the north line of Devon 
avenue to the south cunb line of 
Albion avenue, also the roadway of 
North Washtenaw avenue from the ' 
north line of Devon avenue to the 
south curb line of Albion avenue, 
also the roadway of North Fairfield 
avenue from the north line of 
Devon avenue to the south curb 
line of Albion avenue, also the 
roadway of North Mozart street 
from the north line of Devon ave- 
nue to the south curb line of Albion 
avenue, also the roadway of North 
Francisco avenue from the north 
line of Devon avenue to the south 
curb line of Albion avenue, also the 
roadway of Arthur avenue from the 
west line of North Rockwell street 
to the east line of North Francisco 
avenue, the width of each of said 
roadways being hereby established 
at twenty-eight (28) feet, and also 
the roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of each of 
said above specified streets, between 
the points hereinbefore described, 
except as hereinafter specifically 
provided, be and the same are 
hereby ordered improved as fol- 
lows : 

A granite concrete combined curi» 
and gutter shall he constructed on 



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oacli sido of llip roadway of pacli of 
said abovo spooified streets, between 
the, points hereinbefore described 
(except across the roadways of all 
intersecting- streets and alleys be- 
tween the points hereinbefore 
described^ in such a manner that 
the roadway face of the curb shall 
be parallel with and fourteen (14) 
feet from the center line of each of 
said above specified streets, and a 
granite concrete combined curb and 
gutter shall be constriacted on each 
side of the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of each' of 
said above- specified streets between 
the points hereinbefore described 
(except that part of the intersection 
of Arthur avenue with North Rock- 
well street from the east curb line 
to the east line of North Rockwell 
street and also except that part of 
the intersection of North iCalifornia 
avenue with Arthur avenue from 
the east curb line to the west curb 
line of North California avenue), in 
such a manner that the roadway 
face of the curb shall conform with 
the curb line on each side of all 
said intersecting streets and in such 
a manner jthat the back of the curb 
shall conform with the alley line 
produced on each side of all said 
intersecting alleys between the 
points hereinbefore described. 

Said combined curb and gutter 
shall be made as follows, to wit: 
The concrete to be used shall 
consist of the best quality of Port- 
land cement mixed with fine crushed 
granite in the proportion of one 
(1) part cement and two (2) parts 
fine granite, into which shall be 
incorporated four (4) parts of 
broken granite of varying sizes 
which will pass through a ring of 
one and one-half (1%) inches 
internal diameter and be held on a 
ring of one-fourth ( % ) of an inch 
internal diameter. The cement 
shall be mixed thoroughly with the 
crushed granite, after which it shall 
be moistened with water to form a 
mortar and into which shall be in- 
corporated the four (4) parts of 
broken granite as specified above 
and rammed into forms until solid. 
The material to ibe used in finish- 
ing the surface of said combined 



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curb and gutter shall consist of the 
best quality of Portand cement 
mixed with finely crushed granite 
in the proportion of two (2) parts 
cement and three (3) parts granite, 
which, after being moistened with 
water to form a mortar, shall be 
evenly spread over the top and 
roadway face of the curb to a 
thickness of one-fourth (%) inch, 
and over the surface of the gutters 
to a thickness of one (1) inch, 
and so as to insure a smooth and 
even surface on the exposed sur- 
faces of the combined curb and 
gutter after being evenly trowelled 
and finished with a broom. 

The curb shall (be seven (7) 
inches thick and the height at the 
back shall vary from eighteen (18) 
inches at the catchbasin inlets to 
elevea (11) inches at the summits, 
and the gutter shall be twelve (12) 
inches in width and eight (8) 
inches in thickness. The upper 
roadway edge of the curb shall be 
rounded to an arc of a circle having 
a radius of one and one-half (11/2) 
inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter 
shall be constructed upon a bed of 
cinders, gravel or sand three (3) 
inches in depth after being flooded 
with water and thoroughly com- 
pacted to an even surface, and said 
combined curb and gutter shall be 
backfilled 1 with earth, free from 
animal or vegetable matter, said 
filling to ibe four (4) feet wide at 
the top of the curb and even there- 
with and shall slope down at the 
rate of one and one-half (IVa) feet 
horizontal to one (1) foot vertical. 

■Said comhined curb and gutter 
shall be so constructed that the 
upper surface of the, gutter shall 
conform to the surface of the 
finished roadways as hereinafter 
described, and the top edge of the 
curb on each side of the roadway 
of each of said above specified 
streets , and on each side of the 
roadways of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets 
shall coincide with the grade of 
said above specified streets; and the 
top edge of the curb on each side 
of the roadways of all intersecting 
alleys extended from the curb line 



April 23, 1917. 

to the street line produced on each 
side of each of said above specified 
streets shall rise from the curb line 
to the street line produced at the 
r^te of one (1) inch vertical to 
three (3) feet horizontal from the 
grade of said above specified streets, 
between the points hereinbefore 
described, which grade is hereby 
established as follows, to wit: 

At the intersection of North 
Rockwell street with Devon avenue, 
16.00 feet above datum. 

North Rockwell street, 125 feet 
north of Devon avenue, 15.00 feet 
above datu.m. 

At the intersection of North 
Rockwell street with Arthur ave- 
nue, 14.70 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North 
Rockwell street with Albion avenue, 
14.70 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North 
Talman avenue with Devon avenue, 
15.50 feet above datum. ■ 

North Talman avenue, 125 feet 
north of Devon avenue, 14.50 feet 
above datum. 

At the intersection of North 
Talman avenue with Arthur avenue, 
14.50 feet above datum. 

At the ifltersection. of North 
Talman avenue with Albion avenue, 
13.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North 
Washtenaw avenue with Devon 
avenue, 15.50 feet above datum. 

North , Washtenaw avenue, 125 
feet north of Devon avenue, 15.00 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North 
Washtenaw avenue with Arthur 
avenue, 14.50 feet above datum. 
North Washtenaw avenue, 300 
feet south of Albion avenue, 13.50 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North 
Washtenaw avenue with Albion 
avenue, 13.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North' 
Fairfield avenue with Devon avenue, 
15.30 feet above datum. 

North Fairfield avenue, 125 feet 
north of Devon avenue, 14.50 feet 
above datum. 

At the intersection of North Fair- 
field avenue with Arthur avenue, 
14.00 feet above datum. 

North Fairfield avenue, 300 feet 
south of Albion avenue, 13.50 feet 
above datum. 



April 23, 1947. 

At the intersection of North Fair- 
field avenue with Albion avenue, 
14.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North 
Gaifornia avenue with Arthur ave- 
nue, 13.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North 
Mozart street with Devon avenue, 
15.00 feet above datum. 
' At the intersection of North 
Mozart street with Arthur avenue, 
13.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North 
Mozart street with Albion avenue, 
15.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North 
Francisco avenue with Devon ave- 
nue, 15.00 feet above datum. 

North Francisco avenue, 125 feet 
north of Devon avenue, 14.00 feet 
above datum. 

At the intersection of North 
Francisco avenue with Arthur ave- 
nue, 13.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North 
Francisco avenue with Albion ave- 
nue, 14.70 feet above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall 
be measured from the plane of low 
water in Lake Michigan of A. D. 
1847, as established by the Trustees 
of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, 
and adopted by the late Board of 
Drainage Commissioners and by the 
late Board of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, and now repre- 
sented by the Ordinance of July 
11th, A. D. 1898, relating to the 
corrected elevation of the Old Lind 
Block bench mark which deter- 
mines the base or datum for City 
Levels. 



The roadways of the several 
streets specified above, between the 
points hereinbefore described, and 
also the roadways of all streets and 
streets specified above and extend- 
ing from the curb line to the street 
alleys intersecting the several 
line produced on each side of each 
of said above specified streets, be- 
tween the points hereinbefore 
described (except that part of the 
intersection of Arthur avenue with 
North Rockwell street from the east 
curb line to the east line of North 
Rockwell street and also except that 
part of the intersection of North 
California avenue with Arthur ave- 
nue from the east curb line to the 
west curb line of North lOalifornia 



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avenue), shall be so graded that 
after being thoroughly puddled and 
rolled with a roller of ten (10) tons 
weight until the roadbeds are thor- 
oughly compacted, and after the 
pavement hereinafter described 
shall have been placed thereon, the 
surface of the pavement at the 
center of the finished roadway of 
each of said above specified streets 
and the center of the finished 
roadways of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets 
shall coincide with the established 
grade of said above specified streets 
herein described; and the surface 
of the finished roadways at the 
summits in the gutters between 
catchbasins and adjoining the road- 
way face of the curbing shall be 
three (3) inches below said estab- 
lished grade; and the surface of 
the said finished roadways at the 
catchbasin inlets in the gutters ad- 
joining the roadway face of the 
curbing shall be ten (10) inches 
below said established grade. 

The slope of the gutters adjoin- 
ing the roadway face of said curb- 
ing shall be uniform from the 
summits to the catchbasins, and a 
transverse section of the finished 
surface of the pavement and gutters 
shall be an arc of a circle passing 
through the said giitter grades and 
the grade of the center of said 
finished roadway, at every part of 
the roadway of each of said above 
specified streets and at every part 
of the roadways of all streets inter- 
secting the several streets specified 
above between the points herein- 
before described. 



In all intersecting alleys herein- 
before specified at the street lines 
produced of said above specified 
streets, the surface of the finished 
pavement adjoining the curbing 
shall be even with the top of the 
curbing, and_ the surface of the 
finished pavement at the center of 
the roadway of said alleys shall be 
three (3) inches below the top of 
the curbing; and a transverse sec- 
tion of the finished surface of the 
pavement at" the street lines pro- 
duced of said above specified streets 
shall be an arc of a cirdle passing 
through the said curb grade and the 



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grade of the center of said finished 
roadways. The surface of the said 
pavement thence shall slope 
gradually to meet the gutters here- 
inbefore specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared 
between said points and between 
said gutters shall be spread a layer 
of Portland cement concrete six 
(6) inches in thickness. Said 
cement shall be so ground that 
ninety-two (92) per cent will pass 
through a standard number one 
hundred (100') sieve having ten 
thousand (10,000) meshes per 
square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar 
composed of one (1) part said Port- 
land cement and three (3) parts 
torpedo sand or three (3) parts 
of limestone screenings, free from 
dirt, dust and other impurities, ex- 
posed to the air for one ( 1 ) day and 
immersed in water for six (6) days, 
shall develop an ultimate tensile 
strength of two hundred (200) 
pounds per square inch. 

One (1) part cement which shall 
stand the above test and comply 
with the above requirements, and 
three (3) parts of torpedo sand, or 
three (3) parts of limestone screen- 
ings, free from dirt, dust and other 
impurities, shall be thoroughly 
mixed dry and then made into a 
mortar with the least possible 
amount of water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality 
of slag, limestone, or other stone 
which shall be equal in quality for 
concrete purposes, of a size that 
will pass through a ring of two (2) 
inches internal diameter and be 
held on a ring of one-half (1/2) 
inch internal diameter, all of which 
slag or stone shall be thoroughly 
cleaned, free from all foreign sub- 
stances and drenched with water, 
shall then be incorporated imme- 
diately with the mortar. Each 
batch of concrete shall be thor- 
oughly mixed and at once spread 
upon the surface of said roadbeds 
and thoroughly compacted by ram- 
ming until free mortar appears on 
the surface. The surface of said 
layer of concrete shall be parallel 
with and two and one-half (2%) 
inches below the top of the finished 
pavement. 

Upon the concrete foundation as 
above specified shall be laid a 



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bindor course, composed of asphal- 
tio cement and gravel or clean 
broken limestone crusher run and 
of varyinj? sizes which wiH pass 
(hrough a ring of three-fourths 

(%) inch internal diameter. 

The gravel or stone shall be 
heated and thoroughy mixed with 
the asphaltic cement in the pro- 
portions of six (6) parts by weight 
of asphaltic cement and ninety- 
four (94) parts by weight of gravel 
or stone. This binder shall be 
spread on the base above described, 
and while in a hot and plastic con- 
dition shall be rolled until it has a 
uniform thickness of one inch. The 
upper surface * shall be exactly 
parallel with and one and one-half 
(1%) inches helow the finished 
surface of the pavement. 

Upon this binder course shall be 
laid a wearing surface or pavement 
proper, which shall be composed of 
asphaltic cement seventeen (17) 
parts, sand seventy-three (73) 
parts, and pulverized carbonate of 
lime or pulverized silica ten (10) 
parts. The sand and asphaltic 
cement shall be heated separately to 
a temperature of three hundred 
(300) degrees Fahrenheit. The 
pulverized carbonate of lime or the 
pulverized silica shall be mixed 
with the sand and these ingredients 
then mixed with the asphatic ce- 
ment at the above temperature in 
an apparatus which shall effect a 
perfect mixture. 

The material for pavement when 
mixed as above shalj be spread at a 
temperature of two hundred and 
fifty (250) degrees Fahrenheit. It 
shall be carefully spread by means 
of hot iron rakes in such manner 
as to give uniform and regular 
grade to such a depth, that after 
haing received its ultimate com- 
pression it will have a thickness of 
one and one-half (1%) inches. 

The entire surface of the road- 
ways thus improved shall then be 
compressed by hand rollers, after 
which natural hydraulic cement in 
the proportion of one (1) barrel to 
each one thousand (1,000) square 
yards of surface shall be swept 
over it, and the whole then thor- 
oughly compressed by rolling with 
a steam roller of ten (10) tons 
weight, the rolling being continued 



for five (5) hours for each one 
thousand (1,000) square yards of 
surface. 

All asphaltura used in the making 
of the asphaltic cement for both the 
binder and the wearing surface 
shall be asphaltum obtained from 
Pitch Lake in the Island of Trinidad, 
or asphaltum which shall be equal 
in quality for paving purposes to 
that Obtained from Pitch Lake in 
the Island of Trinidad. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer in^ 
North Rockwell street and located' 
in the roadway of said North 
Rockwell street at necessary points, 
adjacent to , the curb lin«s of said 
North Rockwell street. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer in 
North Talman avenue and located 
in the roadway of said North Tal- 
man avenue at necessary points, 
adjacent to the curb lines of said 
North Talman avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and traipped 
and connected with the sewer in 
North Washtenaw avenue and lo- 
cated in the' roadway of said North 
Washtenaw avenue at necessary 
points, adjacent to the curb lines of 
said North Washtenaw avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer in 
North Fairfield avenue and located 
in the roadway of said North Fair- 
field avenue at necessary points, 
adjacent ,to the curb lines of said 
North Fairfied avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer in 
North Mozart street and located in 
the roadway of said North Mozart 
street at necessary points, adjacent 
to the curb lines of said North 
Mozart street. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer in 
North Francisco avenue and located 
in the roadway of said North Fran- 
cisco avenue at necessary points, 
adjacent to the curb lines of said 
North Francisco avenue. 
Twenty (20') new brick .catch- 



basins shall be constructed and 
trapped and located in the roadway 
of Arthur avenue at necessary 
points, adjacent to the curb lines of 
said Arthur avenue; two (2) to be 
connected with the sewer in North 
Rockwell street; four (4) to be 
connected with the sewer in North 
Talman avenue; two (2) to be con- 
nected with the sewer in North 
Washtenaw avenue; two (2) to be 
connected with the sewer in North 
Fairfield avenue; four (4) to be 
connected with the sewer in North 
California avenue; four (4) to be 
connected with the sewer in North 
Mozart street and two (2) to be 
connected with the sewer in North 
Francisco aenue. 

Each of said catch-basins shall 
be seven feet two inches deep, 
measuring from the top of the 
brtckwork, and shall have an in- 
ternal diameter of four feet at the 
bottom and to a plane five feet 
above and parallel t/herewith. The 
(walls of said catch-basins shall be 
eight inches thick and shall be built 
of two courses of sewer brick laid 
edgewise in perpendicular courses, 
upon a floor of pine plank two 
inches in thickness. The top of 
each of said catch-basins shall de- 
crease to two feet internal di- 
ameter, being drawn in by means 
of nine header courses, the di- 
ameter being decreased uniformly 
for each course. 

Each of said catch-basins sball 
be connected iwith the sewer with 
tile pipe of eight inches internal 
diameter and shall be trapped with 
a half trap also of tile pipe of eight 
inches internal diameter. The said 
trap of each of said catch-basins 
shall be set so that the elevation of 
the bottom of the inside of the same 
shall be three feet six inches above 
the floor of the catch-basin. 

Each of said catch-basin shall be 
provided wif/h a suitable cast-iron 
cover, each of which covers, inclu- 
sive of lid, shall weigh five hundred 
and forty pounds. Each of said 
cast-iron covers shall be set so that 
the top of the same shall coincide 
with the finisihed surface of the 
pavement herein described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall 
be straight, smooth and sound, 
thoroughly burned, well glazed and 



April 23, 1917. 

free from lumps and other imper- 
fections, and "three-fourths of an 
inch thick. 

AU brick and fJhe joints of the tile 
pipe above referred to shall be laid 
with the best quality oL natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, com- 
posed of one part natural 'hydraulic 
cement and t/wo parts clean, sharp 
sand. 

The several isewer rnanholes and 
catch-basins located in said road- 
way shall be raised or lowered as 
may be necessary to make them 
conform to the finished surface of 
said' pavement; and the several 
catdh-basins located outside of said 
roadway shall be raised or lowered 
as may be neceissary to make them 
conform to the established grade 
herein described. The several 
eatch-'basins located on the line of 
the curb shall be raised or loiwered 
and adjusted as may be necessary 
to make them conform to the fin- 
ished surface of said pavement, or 
to said established grade according 
to whether the major part of said 
catch-basin lies within or without 
the line of said curb. Catch-basin 
inlets shall be constructed at nec- 
essary points in said gutters. The 
catch-basins not located in the gut- 
ters shall be connected with said 
inlets by means of ti'le pipe of 
eigiht (8) inches internal diameter 
laid with the best quality of na- 
tural hydraulic cement mortar, 
composed of one (1) part natural 
hydraulic cement and two (2) parts 



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clean, sharp sand. Said tile pipe 
shall 1)6 straight, smooth and sound,, 
thoroughly burned, well glazed, 
free from lumps and other imper- 
fections, and three-fourths of an 
inch thick. 

Said iwork to be done in a work- 
manlike manner under the super- 
intendence of the Board of Local 
Improvements of the said City of 
Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommen- 
dation of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago, 
providing for said improvement, 
together with the estimate of the 
cost thereof made by the engineer 
of said Board, both hereto attached, 
be and the same are hereby ap- 
proved. 

Section 3. That said improve- 
ment shall be made and the cost 
thereof be paid by special as- 
sessment in accordance with an 
Act of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled "An Act 
Concerning Local Improvements," 
approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate 
amount herein ordered to be as- 
sessed against the property and also 
the assessment on each lot and par- 
cel of land therein assessed shall 
be divided into five (5) installments 
in the manner provided by the stat- 
ute in such cases made and pro- 
vided, and each of said installments 
shall bear interest at the rate of 
five per centum per annum accord- 
ing to law until paid. 



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Section 5. That for the purpose 
of anticipating the collection of the 
second and succeeding installments 
of said assessment for said im- 
provement, bonds shall be issued 
payable out of said installments 
bearing interest at the rate of five 
per centum per annum, payable 
annually, and signed by the Mayor 
and by the President of the Board 
of Local Improvements, counter- 
signed by the City Comptroller and 
attested by the City Clerk under the 
corporate seal of the City of Chi- 
cago. Said bonds shall be issued 
in accordance with and shall in all 
respects conform to the provisions 
of the Act of the General Assembly 
of the State of Illinois, entitled "An 
Act Concerning Local Improve- 
ments," approved June 14th, A. D. 
1897, and the amendments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby di- 
rected to file a petition in the Cir- 
cuit, Superior or County Court of 
Cook County, Illinois, in the name 
of the City of Chicago, praying that 
steps may be taken to levy a special 
assessment for said improvement in 
accordance with the provisions of 
this ordinance and in the manner 
prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances 
or parts of ordinances conflicting 
with this ordinance be and the same 
are hereby repealed. 

, Section 8. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its pas- 
sage. 



Hollywood Av., From North Shore Channel to N. Central 
Park Av., Etc. (System): Paving With Asphalt. 

ALSO, 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE 
AND ORDINANIGE. . 

recommendation by board of local 
improvements. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago, in City Council 

Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance 
for the improvement — adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
coinstructing and conneating catch- 
basin inlets, constructing new brick 



The following recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance, which were ordered published in the Journal 
and referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys : 



catchbasins comiplete, constructing 
a concrete combined curib and gut- 
ter on cinders, gravel or sand, grad- 
ing and paving with asphalt on six 
inches of Portland cement concrete, 
swept with natural hydraulic ce- 
ment, the roadways of a system of 
streets as follows, to wit: 

Holly^vood avenue, from the 
westerly line of the right o'f way oi 
the North Shore Channel of the 
Sanitary District of Chicago to a 
line parallel with and ten feet west 
of the east line of North Central 



Park avenue; Olive avenue, from a 
line parallel with and ten feet east 
of the west line of North Kedzie 
avenue to the east line of North 
Spaulding avenue; Victoria avenue, 
from a line parallel with and ten 
feet east of the west line of North 
Kedzie avenmp to the east line of 
North Spaulding avenue; North 
Spauilding avenue, from a line par- 
allel with and ten feet south of the 
north line of Bryn Mawr avenue to 
a line parallel with and ten feet 
north of the south line of Ardmore 



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avenue; Christiana avenue, from a 
line paraLlel with and ten feet soutli 
of the north line of Bryn Mawr 
avenue lo a line parallel with and 
ten feet north of the south line of 
Ardmore avenue; Kimiball avenue, 
from a line parallel with and ten 
feet south oif the north line of Bryn 
Mawr avenue to a line parallel with 
and ten feet north of the south line 
of Ardmore avenue; Noilih Trum- 
bull avenue, from a line parallel 
with and ten feet south of the north 
line of BrynMawr avenue to a line 
parallel with and ten feet north of 
the south line of Ardniore avenue; 
North St. Louis avenue, from a line 
paraUel Avith and ten feet south of 
the north line of Bryn Mawr avenue 
to a line parallel with and ten feet 
north of the south line of Ardmore 
avenue; Drake avenue, from a line 
parallel with and ten feet south Oif 
the north line of Bryn Mawr avenue 
to a line parallel with and ten feet 
north of the south line of Ardmore 
avenue, and also the roadways of 
all intersecting streets and alleys 
extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of 
each of said above speciified streets 
between the points herein described 
(except that part of the intersection 
of North Kedzie avenue with Holly- 
wood avenue between lines parallel 
with and twenty-three feet east and 
west of the center line of North 
Kedzie avenue), in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, together with an esti- 
mate of the cost of said improve- 
ment, and recommend the passage 
of said ordinance and the making 
of the imiprovement contemplated 
therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) DAvm W. Clark, 

- Joseph J. Elias, 
W. H. Blencoe, 
Oscar Wolff, 
Edward J. Glackin. 
Board of Local Improve.ments of the 
City of Chicago. 

Dated, Chicago, April 23, A. D. 
1917. 



ESTIMATE OF ENGINEER. 

To the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, and 
to the Mayor and Aldermen of 



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the City of Chicago, in City Coun- 
cil Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, hav- 
ing adopted a resolution that the 
roadways of a system of streets as 
follows, to wit: Hollywood avenue, 
from the westerly line of the right 
of way of the North Shore Channel 
of the Sanitary District of Chicago 
to a line parallel with and ten feet 
west of the eaist line of North Cen- 
tral Park avenue; Olive ' avenue, 
from a line parallel with and ten 
feet east of the west line of North 
Kedzie avenue to the east line of 
North iSpaulding avenue; Victoria 
avenue from a line parallel with 
and ten feet east of the west line of 
North Kedzie avenue to the east 
line of North Spaulding avenue; 
North Spiaulding avenue, from a 
line parallel with and ten feet south 
of the north line of Bryn Mawr 
avenue to a line parallel with and 
ten feet north of the south line of 
Ardmore avenue; Christiana ave- 
nue, from a line parallel with and 
ten feet south of the north line of 
Bryn Mawr avenue to a line parallel 
with and ten feet north of the south 
line of Ardmore avenue; Kimball 
avenue from a line parallel with 
and ten feet south of the north line 
of Bryn Mawr avenue to a line par- 
allel with and ten feet north of the 
south line of Ardmore avenue; 
North Trumbull avenue from a line 
parallel With and ten feet south of 
the north line of Bryn Mawr ave- 
nue to a line parallel with and ten 
feet north of the' south line of Ard- 
more avenue; North St'. Louis ave- 
nue, from a line paralleil with and 
ten feet souths of the north line of 
Bryn Mawr avenue to a line parallel 
with and ten feet north of the south 
line of Ardmore avenue; Drake 
avenue, from a line parallel with 
and ten feet south of the north line 
of Bryn Mawr avenue to a line par- 
allel with and ten feet north of the 
south line of Ardmore avenue, and 
also the roadways of all intersect- 
ing streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the 
points herein described (except that 
part of the intersection of North 
Kedzie avenue with Hollywood ave- 



April 23, 1&17. 

nue between lines parallel with and 
twenty-three feet east and west of 
the center line of North Kedzie ave- 
nue), be improved by adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchhasins, 
constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets, 'Constructing new brick 
catchbasins complete, constructing 
a concrete combined cur'b and gut- 
ter on cinders', gravel or sand, grad- 
ing and paving with asphalt on six 
inches of Portland cement concrete, 
swept with natural hydraulic ce- 
ment, and presented to the City 
Council of the City of Chicago, a 
recommendation that such local im- 
provement be made. I hereby sub- 
mit an estimate of the cost of such 
improvement, including labor and 
materials, viz: 

Concrete combined curb 
and gutter on cinders, 
gravel or sand, 23,200 
lineal feet at 70 cents. $ 16,240.00 

Grading, 12,200 cubic 
yards at 80 cents 9,760.00 

Paving with asphalt on 
six inches of Portland 
cement concrete, swept 
with natural hydrau- 
lic cement, 31,700 
square yards at $2.20. 69,740.00 

Constructing 50 new 
brick catohbaisins com- 
plete at $50.00 2,500.00 

Adjusting sewer man- 
holes and catchbasins, 
and constructing and 
connecting catchbasin 
inlets 3,760.00 

Total $102,000.00 

And I hereby certify that in my 
opinion the above estimate does not 
exceed the probable cost of the 
above proposed improvement. 
(Signed) C. D. Hill. 

Engineer of the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 
Dated, Chicago, April 23, A. D. 

1917. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the iinprovement — adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
constructing and connecting 
catchbasin inlets, constructing 
new brick catchbasins complete, 
constructing a concrete com- 
bined curb and gutter, grading 
and paving— of the roadways of 
a system of ,streets as follows, 
to wit: Hollywood avenue, from 



April 23, 1917. 

the westerly line of the right of 
way of the North Shore Channel 
of the Sanitary District of Chi- 
cago to a line parallel with and 
ten (10) feet west of the east 
line of North Central Park ave- 
nue; Olive avenue, from a line 
parallel with and ten (10) feet 
' east of the west line of North 
Kedzie avenue to the east line of 
North Spaulding avenue; Victoria 
avenue, from a line parallel with 
and ten (10) feet east of the west 
line of North Kedzie avenue to 
the east line of North Spaulding 
avenue; North Spaulding avenue, 
from a line parallel with and ten 
(10) feet south of the north line 
of Bryn Mawr avenue to a line' 
parallel with and ten (10) feet 
north of the south line of Ard- 
more avenue; Christiana avenue, 
from a line parallel with and ten 
(10) feet south of the north line 
of Bryn Mawr avenue to a line 
parallel with and ten (10) feet 
north of the south line of Ard- 
more avenue; Kimball avenue, 
from a line parallel with and ten 
(10) feet south of the north line 
of Bryn Mawr avenue to a line 
parallel with and ten (10) feet 
north of the south line of Ard- 
more avenue; North Trumbull 
avenue, from a line parallel with 
and ten (10) feet south of the 
north line of Bryn Mawr avenue 
to a line parallel with and ten 
(10) feet north of the south line 
of Ardmore avenue; North St. 
Louis avenue, from a line par- 
allel with and ten (10) feet 
south of the north line of Bryn 
Mawr avenue to a line parallel 
with and ten (lOO feet north of 
the south line of Ardmore ave- 
nue; Drake avenue, from a line 
parallel with and ten (10) feet 
south of the north line of Bryn 
Mawr avenue to a line parallel 
with and ten (10) feet north of 
the south line of Ardmore ave- 
nue; and also the roadways of 
all intersecting streets and al- 
leys extended from the curb line 
to the street line produced on 
each side of each of said above 
specified streets between the 
points herein described (except 
that part of the intersection of 
North Kedzie avenue with Holly- 
wood avenue between lines paral- 
lel with and twenty-three (23) 



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feet east and west of the center 
line of North Kedzie avenue) , in 
the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That a local improve- 
ment shall be made within the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, the nature, char- 
acter, locality and description of 
which local improvement is as fol- 
lows, to wit: 

That the roadway of Hollywood 
avenue from the westerly line of 
the right of way of the North Shore 
Channel of the Sanitary District of 
Chicago to a line parallel with and 
ten (10) feet west of the east line 
of North Central Park avenue, also 
the roadway of Olive avenue from 
a line parallel with and ten (10) 
feet east of the west line of North 
Kedzie avenue to the east line of 
North Spaulding avenue, also the 
roadway of Victoria avenue from a 
line parallel with and ten (10) feet 
east of the west line of North Ked- 
zie avenue to the east line of North 
Spaulding avenue, also the roadway 
of North Spaulding avenue from a 
line parallel with and ten (10) 
feet south of the north line of 
Bryn Mawr avenue to a line par- 
allel with and ten (10) feet north 
of the south line of Ardmore ave- 
nue, also the roadway of Chris- 
tiana avenue from a line parallel 
with and ten (10) feet south of the 
north line of Bryn Mawr avenue to 
a line parallel with and ten (10) 
feet north of the south line of 
Ardmore avenue, also the roadway 
of Kimball avenue from a line par- 
allel with and ten (10) feet south 
of the north line ^of Bryn Mawr 
avenue to a line parallel with and 
ten (10) feet north of the south 
line of Ardmore avenue, also the 
roadway of North Trumbull ave- 
nue from a line parallel with and 
ten (10) feet south of the north 
line of Bryn Mawr avenue to a line 
parallel with and ten (10) feet 
north of the south line of Ardmore 
avenue, also the roadway of North 
St. Louis avenue from a line par- 
allel with and ten (10) feet south 
of the north line of Bryn Mawr 
avenue to a line parallel with and 
ten (10) feet north of the south 
line of Ardmore avenue, also the 



roadway of Drake avenue from a 
line parallel with and ten (10) feet 
south of the north line of Bryn 
Mawr avenue to a line parallel with 
and ten (10) feet north of the 
south line of Ardmore avenue, the 
width of each of said roadways be- 
ing hereby established at twenty- 
six (26) feet, and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line 
to the street line produced on each 
side of each of said above specified 
streets between the points herein 
described, except as hereinafter 
specifically 'provided, be and the 
same are hereby ordered improved 
as follows: 

A concrete combined curb and 
gutter shall be constructed on each 
side of the roadway of each of said 
above specified streets between the 
points herein described (except 
across the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys between 
the points herein described) in 
such a manner that the roadway 
face of the curb shall be parallel 
with and thirteen (13) feet from 
the center line of each of said 
above specified streets; and a con- 
crete combined curb and gutter 
shall be constructed on each side 
of the roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the 
points herein described (except 
that part of the intersection of 
North Kedzie avenue with Holly- 
wood avenue between lines par- 
allel with and twenty- three (23) 
feet east and west of the center 
line of North Kedzie avenue) in 
such a manner that the roadway 
face of the curb shall conform with 
the curb line on each side of all 
said intersecting streets and in 
such a manner that the back of the 
curb shall conform with the alley 
line produced on each side of all 
said intersecting alleys between the 
points herein described. 

Said combined curb and gutter 
shall be made as follows, to wit: 

The conc'rete to be used shall 
consist of the best quality of Port- 
land cement mixed with torpedo 
sand or material equal thereto for 
concrete purposes, in the propor- 
tion of one (1) part cement and 



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April 23, 1917. 



two (2) parls torpedo sand or ma- 
terial equal thereto, into which 
shall be incorporated four (4) 
parls of washed gravel or material 
equal thereto for concrete pur- 
poses, of varying sizes that will 
pass through a ring of one and 
one-half (1%) inches internal 
diameter and be held on a ring of 
one-fourth (14) of an inch inter- 
nal diameter. The cement and tor- 
pedo sand or material equal thereto 
shall be mixed thoroughly and then 
moistened with water to form a 
mortar, into which shall be incor- 
porated the four (4) parts of 
washed gravel or material equal 
thereto as specified above and 
rammed into forms until solid. 

The material to be used in finish- 
ing the surface of said combined 
curb and gutter shall consist of the 
best quality of Portland cemeafc 
and torpedo sand in the proportion 
of two (2) parts cement and three 
(3) parts torpedo sand, which, 
after being moistened with water 
to form a mortar, shall be evenly 
spread over the top and roadway 
face of the curb to a thickness of 
one-fourth (%) inch, and over the 
surface of the gutters to a thick- 
ness of one (1) inch, so as to insure 
a smooth and even surface on the 
exposed surfaces of the combined 
curb and gutter after being evenly 
trowelled and finished with a 
broom. 

The curb shall be seven (7) 
inches thick and the height at the 
back shall vary from eighteen (18) 
inches at the catchbasin inlets to 
eleven (11) inches at the summits, 
and the gutter shall be twelve (12) 
inches in width and eight (8) inches 
in thickness. The upper roadway 
edge of the curb shall be rounded 
to an arc of a circle having a 
radius of one and one-half (1%) 
inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter 
shall be constructed upon a bed of 
cinders, gravel or sand three (3) 
inches in depth after being flooded 
with water and thoroughly com- 
pacted to an even surface, and said 
combined curb and gutter shall be 
backfilled with earth, free from 
animal or vegetable matter, said 
filling to be four (4) feet wide at 
the top of the curb and even there- 
with and shall slope down at the 



rate of one and one-half (1%) feet 
horizontal to one (1) foot vertical. 
Said combined curb and gutter 
shall be so constructed that the 
upper surface . of the gutter shall 
conform to the surface of the 
finished roadways as hereinafter 
described, and the top edge of the 
curb'on each side of the roadway 
of each of said above specified 
streets, and on each side of the 
roadways of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified 
streets, shall coincide with the 
grade of said above specified 
streets; and the top edge of the 
curb on each side of the roadways 
of all intersecting alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of each of 
said above specified streets shall 
rise from the curb line to the 
street line produced at the rate of 
one (1) inch vertical to three (3) 
feet horizontal from the grade of 
said above specified streets, be- 
tween the points herein described, 
which grade is hereby established 
as follows, to wit: 

Hollywood avenue at the west- 
erly line of the right of way of the 
North Shore Channel of the San- 
itary District of Chicago, 15.30 feet 
above datum. 

At the intersection of Hollywood 
avenue with North Kedzie avenue, 
15.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Hollywood 
avenue with North Spaulding ave- 
nue, 16.20 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Hollywood 
avenue with Christiana / avenue, 
16.401 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Hollywood 
avenue with Kimball avenue, 16.70 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Hollywood 
avenue with North Trumbull ave- 
nue, 17.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Hollywood 
avenue with North St. Louis ave- 
nue, 17.30 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Hollywood 
avenue with Drake avenue, 18.20 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Hollywood 
avenue with North Central Park 
avenue, 18.50 feet above datum. 



At the intersection of Olive ave- 
nue with North Kedzie avenue, 
15.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Olive ave- 
nue with North Spaulding avenue, 
16.20 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Bryn Mawr 
avenue with North Spaulding ave- 
nue, 17.00 feet above datum. 

North Spaulding avenue, 125 feet 
north of Bryn Mawr avenue, 16,20 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Bryn Mawr 
avenue with Christiana avenue, 
17.50 feet above datum, 

Christiana avenue, 125 feet north 
of Bryn Mawr avenue, 16.80 feet 
above datum. 

At the intersection of Bryn Mawr 
avenue with Kimball avenue, 17,80 
feet above datum, 

Kimball avenue, 125 feet north of 
Bryn Mawr avenue, 16.70 feet 
above datum. 

At the intersection of Bi-yn Mawr 
avenue with North Trumbull ave- 
nue, 18.20 feet above datum. 

North Trumbull avenue, 125 feet 
north of Bryn Mawr avenue, 17,00 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Bryn Mawr 
avenue with North St. Louis ave- 
nue, 18.70 feet above datum. 

North St. Louis avenue, 125 feet 
north of Bryn Mawr avenue, 17.50 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Bryn Mawr 
avenue with Drake avenue, 19,30i 
feet above datum, 

Drake avenue, 125 feet north of 
Bryn Mawr avenue, 18.20 feet above 
datum. 

At the intersection of Victoria 
avenue with North Kedzie avenue, 
15.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Victoria 
avenue with North Spaulding ave- 
nue, 16.20 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Ardmore 
avenue with North Spaulding ave- 
nue, 16.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Ardmore 
avenue with Christiana avenue, 
16.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Ardmore 
avenue with Kimball avenue, 16.50 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Ardmore 



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April 23, 1917. 

avenue with North Trumbull ave- 
nue, 17.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Ardmore 
avenue with North St. Louis ave- 
nue, 16.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Ardmore 
avenue with Drake avenue, 17.80 
feet above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall 
be measured from the plane of low 
water in Lake Michigan of A. D. 
1847, as established by the Trus- 
tees of the Illinois and Michigan 
Canal, and adopted by the late 
Board of Drainage Commissioners 
and by the late Board of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, and 
now represented by the Ordinance 
of July 11, A. D. 1898, relating to 
the corrected elevation of the Old 
Lind Block bench mark which de- 
- termines the base or datum for 
City Levels. 

The roadways of. the several 
streets specified above between the 
points herein described, and also 
the roadways of all streets and al- 
leys intersecting the several streets 
specified above and extending from 
the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the 
points herein described, (except 
that part of the intersection of 
North Kedzie avenue with Holly- 
wood avenue between lines parallel 
with and twenty-three (23) feet 
east and west of the center line of 
North Kedzie avenue) shall be so 
graded that after being thoroughly 
puddled and rolled with a roller of 
ten (10) tons weight until the road- 
beds are thoroughly compacted, and 
after the pavement hereinafter de- 
scribed shall have been placed 
thereon, the surface of the pave- 
ment at the center of the finished 
roadway of each of said above 
specified streets, and the center of 
the finished roadways of all inter- 
secting streets extended from the 
curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets, shall coin- 
cide with, the established grade of 
said above specified streets herein 
described; and the surface of the 
said finished roadways at the sum- 
mits in the gutters between catch- 
basins and adjoining the roadway 
face of the curbing shall be three 
(3) inches below said established 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 

grade; and the surface of the said 
finished roadways at the catchbasin 
inlets in the gutters adjoining the 
roadway face of the curbing shall 
be ten (lOO inches below said 
established grade. 

The slope of the gutters adjoin- 
ing the roadway face of said curb- 
ing shall be uniform from the sum- 
mits to the catchbasin, and a trans- 
verse section of the finished sur- 
face of the pavement and gutters 
shall be an arc of a circle passing 
through the said gutter grades and 
the grade of the center of said 
finished roadways, at every part of 
the roadway of each of said above 
specified streets, and at every part 
of the roadways of all streets in- 
tersecting the several streets speci- 
fied above between the points 
herein described. 

In all intersecting alleys herein 
specified at the street lines pro- 
duced of said above specified 
streets, the surface of the finished 
pavement adjoining the curbing 
shall be even with the top of the 
curbing, and the surface of the 
finished pavement at the center of 
the roadway of said alleys shall be 
three (3) inches below the top of 
the curbing; and a transverse sec- 
tion of the finished surface of the 
pavement at the street lines pro- 
duced of said above specified streets 
shall be an arc of a circle passing 
through the said curb grade and the 
grade of the center of said finished 
roadways. The surface of the said 
pavement thence shall slope grad- 
ually to meet the gutters herein 
specified. 

Upon the roadbedsi thus prepared 

between said points and between 

said gutters shall be spread a layer 

of Portland cement concrete six (6) 

inohes in tbioknessi. Said cement 

shall be so ground that ninety-two 

(92) per cent, will pass through a 

standard number one hundred 

(100) sieve having ten thousand 

(10,000) meshes per square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar 
composed of one (1) part said Port- 
land cement and three (3) parts 
torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of 
limestone screenings, free fr'om 
dirt, dust and other impurities, ex- 
posed to the air for one (1) day and 
immersed in water for six (6) days, 



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shall develop an ultimate tensile 
strength of two hundred (200) 
pounds per square inch. 

One (1) part cement which shall 
stand the above test and comply 
with the above requirements, and 
three (3) parts of torpedo sand, or 
three (3) parts of limesitone screen- 
ings, free from dirt, dust and other 
impurities, shall be thoroughly 
mixed .dry and then made into a 
mortar with the least possible 
amount of water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality 
of slag, limestone, or other stone 
which shall be equal in quality for 
concrete, purposes, of a size that 
will pass through a ring of two (2) 
inches internal diameter and be 
held on a ring of one-half (%) inch 
interna^ diameter, all of which slag 
or stone shall be thoroughly clean- 
ed, free from all foreign substances 
and drenched with water, shall then 
be incorpora)ted immediately with 
the mortar. Each batch of concrete 
shall toe thoroughly mixed and at 
once spread upon the surface of 
said roadbeds and thoroughly com- 
pacted by ramming until free mor- 
tar appears on the surface. The 
suriface of said layer of concrete 
shall be parallel with and two and 
one-half (21/2) inches below the 
top of the finished pavement. 

Upon the concrete foundation as 
above specified shall be laid a 
binder course, composed of asphal- 
tic cement and gravel or clean 
broken limestone crusher run and 
of varying sizes which will pass 
through a ring of three-fourths 
{%) inch internal diameter. 

The gravel or stone shall be 
heated and thoroughly mixed with 
the asphaltic cement in the propor- 
tions of six (6) parts by weight of 
asphaltic cement and ninety-four 
(94) parts by weight of gravel or 
stone. This binder shall be spread 
on the base aJbove described, and 
while in a hot and plastic condition 
shall be rolled until it has a uniform 
thickness of one inch. The upper 
surface shall be exactly parallel 
with and one and one-half (IVa) 
- inches below the finished surface of 
the pavement. 

Upon this binder course shall be 
laid a wearing surface or pavement 



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proyer, wliioh shall be oomposed of 
asphaltic cement seventeen (17) 
parts, sand seven'ty-three (73) 
parts, and pulverized carbonate of 
lime or pulverized silica ten (10) 
parts. The stind and asphaltic ce- 
ment shall be heated separately to 
a temiperature of three hundred 
(300) degrees Fahrenheit. The 
pulverized caiibonate of lime or the 
pulverized silica shall be mixed 
with the sand and these ingredients 
then mixed with the asphaltic ce- 
ment at the above temperature in 
an apparatus which sliall effect a 
perfect mixture. 

The material for pavement when 
mixed as above shall be spread at 
a temperature of two hundred and 
fifty (250) degrees Fahrenheit. It 
shall be carefully spread by means 
of hot iron rakes in such manner as 
to give uniform and reguilar grade 
to such a depth, thut after having 
received its ultimate compression it 
will have a thickness of one and 
one-ihalf (1^/2) inches. 

The entire sunface of the road- 
ways thus improved shall then be 
compressed by hand rollers, after 
which natural hydraulic cement in 
the proportion of one (1) barrel to 
each one thousand (1,000) square 
yards of surface sihiall be swept over 
it, and the wihole then thoroughly 
compressed by rolling with a steam 
roller of ten (10) tons weight, the 
rolling being continued for five (5) 
hours for each one thousand (1,000) 
square yards of surface. 

All asphaltum used in the making 
of the asphaltic cement for both the 
binder and the wearing surface 
shall be asphaltum obtained from 
Pitch Lake in the Island of Trini- 
dad, or asphaltum which shall be 
equal in quality for paving pur- 
poses to that obtained from Pitch 
Lake in the island of Trinidad. 

Two (2) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer in 
Olive avenue and located in the 
roadway of said Olive avenue at 
necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said Olive avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer in 
North Spaulding avenue and located 



OOMMUNIGATIONiS, ETC, 

in the roadway of said North 
Spaulding avenue at necessary 
points, adjacent to the curb Jines of 
said North Spaulding avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and oonnedted with the sewer in 
Christiana avenue and located in 
the roadway of said Ohristiana ave- 
nue at necessary points, iadjacent to 
the curb lines of said Christiana 
avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick Qatchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer in 
Kimball avenue and located in the 
roadway of said Kimball avenue at 
necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said Kimlball avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer in 
North Trumbuir avenue and located 
in the roadway of said North Trum- 
bull avenue at necessary points, ad- 
jacent to the curb lines of said 
North T'rumbull avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer in 
North St. Louis avenue and located 
in the roadway of said North St, 
Louis avenue at necessary points, 
adjacent to the curb lines of said 
North St. Louis iavenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer in 
Drake avenue and located in the 
roadway of said Drake avenue at 
necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said Drake avenue. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be 
seven feet two indhes deep, meas- 
uring from the top of the brick- 
work, and shall have an internal 
diameter of four feet at the bottom 
and to a plane five feet above and 
parallel therewith. The walls of 
said catchbasins shall ■ be eight 
inches thick and shall be built of 
two courses of sewer brick laid 
edgewise in perpendicular courses, 
upon a floor of pine plank two 
inches in thickness. The top of 
each of said catchbasins shall de- 
crease to two feet internal diame- 
ter, being drawn in by means of 
nine header courses, the diameter 



April 23, 1917. 

being decreased uniformly for each 
course. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be 
connected with the sewer with tile 
pipe of eight inches internal dia- 
meter and shall be trapped with a 
half trap also of tile pipe of eight 
inches internal diameter. The said 
■ trap of each of said catchbasins 
shall be set ,so that the elevation of 
the bottom of the inside of the same 
shall be tiiree feet six inches above 
the floor of the catchbasin. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be 
provided with a suitable castirgn 
cover, each of which covers, inclu- 
sive of lid, shall weigh five hun- 
dred and forty pounds. Each of 
said east iron covers shall be set so 
that the top of the same shall co- 
incide with the finished surface of 
the pavement herein described, 
. The tile pipe specified above shall 
be straight, smooth and sound, 
thoroughly burned, well glazed and ' 
free from lumps and other imper- 
fections, and three-fourths of an 
inch thick. 

' All brick -and the joints of the 
tile pipe above referred to shall be 
laid with the best quaility of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, composed 
of one part natural hydraulic ce- 
ment and two parts clean, sharp 
sand. 1 

The several sewer manholes and 
catchbasins located in said road- 
ways shall be raised or lowered as 
may be necessary to make them 
conform to the finished surface of 
said pavement; and the several 
catchbasins located outside of said 
roadways shall be raised or lowered 
as may be necessary to make them 
conform to the established grade 
herein described. The several 
catchbasins located on the line of 
the curb shall be raised or lowered 
and adjusted as may be necessary 
to make them conform to the fin- 
ished surface of said pavement, or 
to said established grade according 
to whether the major part of said 
caitohbasin lies within or without 
the line of said curb. Catchbasin 
inlets shall be constructed at nec- 
essary points in said gutters. The 
catchbasins not located in the gut- 
ters shall be connected with said in- 
lets by means at tile pipe of eight 
(8) inches internal diameter laid 



April 23, 1917. 

with tihe best quality of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, composed 
of one (1) part natural hydraulic 
cement and two (2) parts clean 
sharp sand. Said tile' pipe shall be 
straight, smooth and sound, thor- 
oughly burned, well glazed, free 
from lumps and other imperfec- 
tions, and three-fourths of an inch 
thick. 

Said work to be done in a work- 
manlike m'anner under the superin- 
tendence of the Board o,f Local Im- 
provements of the said City of 
Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommen- 
dation o'f the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago, 
providing for said improvement, 
together with the estimate of the 
cost thereof made by the engineer 
of said Board, both ihereto attached, 
be and the same are hereby ap- 
proved. 

Section 3. That said improve- 
ment shall be made and the cost 
•thereof be paid by .special assess- 
ment in accordance with an Act of 



NEW BUSINEeS--BY WARDS. 

the General Assembly of the State 
Oif Illinois, entitled "An. Act Con- 
cerning Local Improvements," ap- 
proved June 14th, A. D. 189.7, and 
the amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate 
amount herein ordered to be as- 
sessed against the property, and 
also the assessment on each lot and 
parcel of land therein assessed shall 
be divided into five installments in 
the manner provided by the statute 
in such case's made and provided, 
and each of said installments shall 
bear interest at the rate of five per 
centum {)er annum according to law 
until paid. 

Section 5, That for the purpose 
of anticipating the collection of the 
second and succeeding installments 
of said assessment for said improve- 
ment, bonds shall be issued payable 
out of s'aid installments bearing in- 
terest at the rate of five per centum 
per annum, payable annually, and 
signed by the Mayor and by the 
President of the Board of Local Im- 
provements, countersigned by the 



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City Comptroller and attested by 
the City Clerk under the corporate 
seal of the City of Chicago. Said 
bonds shall be issued in accordance 
with and shall in all respects con- 
form to- the provision of the Act of 
the General Assembly of the State 
of Illinois, entitled "An Act Con- 
cerning Local Improvements," ap- 
proved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto. 

Section 6. That 'the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby di- 
rected to file a petition in the Cir- 
cuit, Superior or County Court of 
Cook County, Illinois, in the name 
of the City of Chicago, praying that 
steps may be taken to levy a spe- 
cial assessment for said improve- 
ment in -accordance with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance and in the • 
manner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances 
or parts of ordinances conflicting 
with this ordinance be and the same 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its 
passage. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, Arranged as to 
Ward Numbers, Beginning With the First Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance for repeal of 
an ordinance passed March 19, 1917, providing for a 
cement sidewalk on the north side of East 21st street 
from Calumet avenue to Prairie avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Coughlin moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Szymkowski, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, 
Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, 
R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 
Section 1. That an ordinance passed on March 19, 



1917, providing for a cement sidewalk six feet in width 
on the north side of East 21st street from the west line 
of Calumet avenue to the east line of Prairie avenue be 
and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Sam. Bomash to erect and maintain a double- 
faced electric sign, 11-' 6" x 2' 6", in front of the 
premises known and described as 15 South Clark 
street. Said electric sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Gas and Electricity. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That an order passed by the City Council 
July 11, 1904, and appearing upon page 842 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said date, granting per- 
mission to Chas. Weeghman Co. to maintain a canopy 
over the sidewalk in front of the premises known 
as 218 Wabash avenue (old number) be and the 
same is hereby rescinded. The Commissioner of 
Public Works is hereby directed' to take such steps 
as may be necessary to cause the removal of said 
canopy. ' 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance amending an 
ordinance passed March 1, 1917, to revoke permission 



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NFAV BUSINB9S-^BY WARDS 



April 23, 1917. 



and authority granted to Arthur Dixon to construct, 
maintain and use a bridge over and across the first 
east-and-west alley south of West Van Buren street, 
east of South Fifth avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance for amend- 
ment of Section 1967 of The Chicago Code of 1911, to 
eliminate a prohibition against the running at large 
of chickens, geese and other fowls, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health. 

Aid. Coughlin presented claims of S. Klein, Dean 
Krause, S, J. McCoy and owner of premises known as 
156 West Lake street for rebates of water rates, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Schwartz presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to' 
Drexel Cafe Company to maintain and operate a 
canopy as now constructed over the sidewalk in East 
39th street, to be attached to the building or struc- 
ture located at northeast corner of East 39th' street 
and Cottage Grove avenue, in accordance with plans 
and specifications filed with the Commissioner of 
Public Works and approved by the Commissioner 
of Buildings and Chief of Fire Prevention and Public 
Safety, said canopy not to exceed 12', 8" in length 
nor 13', 7" in width, upon the' filing of the applica- 
tion and bond and payment of the initial compensa- 
tion provided for by ordinance. 

Aid. Schwartz presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to J. J. Iserloth to construct and maintain 
a garage at rear of premises known as 3947 South Fifth 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Citv 
Hall. 

Aid. Schwartz presented a petition of the Oakland 
Neighborhood Federation for a joint public hearing 
concerning the establishment of a wholesale terminal 
produce market, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health, 

Aid. Iliff presented an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of part of the north-and-south alley in the 
block bounded by East 40th street. South Michigan ave- 
nue, East 39th street and South Wabash avenue, in Re- 
subdivision of Block 2, Prior and Hopkins' Subdivision 
of W. 1/2, N. W. %, Section 3-38-14 (Ford Motor Com- 
pany, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Hickey presented an order directing that John 
Jeffey be permitted to maintain shed at 635 West 2'4th 
street, and an order directing that Stelter and Koch 



be permitted to maintain shed at 2815 Farrell street, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Hickey presented a claim of James Doody for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle presented an ordinance establishing the 
width of the roadway of South Green street from West 
39th street to 400 feet south thereof. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Doyle moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas-^Coughlin, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdiek, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith,- Maypole, Rodriguez,' 
Kaindl, Szymkowski, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, 
Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, 
R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace,' 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the roadway on South Green street 
(also called Canal street), from West 39th street to 
400 feet south, be and the same is hereby established 
at thirty-six and one-half (861/2) feet, the east curb 
line to be six and one-half (61/2) feet from the east 
line of South Green street (also called Canal street),' 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in 
conflict herewith are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage. 

Aid. Doyle presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That- the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Chicago Steel Foundry Company to maintain a drive- 
way on the west side of South Kedzie avenue, sixty 
feet north of West 37th place; said permit to be 
issued and work to be done according to the pro- 
visions of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Spiegel, May, Stern Company to maintain a driveway 
at 1038 West 35th street; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to the provisions of 



April 23, 1917. 



NEW BUSINBSS-^BY WARDS, 



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the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 
Aid. McDonough presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed: _ 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install an arc 
lamp at West 37th and South Hamilton avenue. 

Aid. McDonough presented a claim of Richardson & 
Boynton Co. for a rebate of water rates, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



NINTH WARD. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented the following orders, which 

were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health and the 
City Architect be and they hereby are directed to 

' prepare and submit to this Council at the earliest 
moment suggestions and plans for the construction 
of an addition to the plant of the Chicago Hospital 
for Contagious Diseases. 

Ordered, That the Committee on Health be and it 
hereby is directed to take up for early consideration 
plans for the location and construction of public 
comfort stations in the City of Chicago. 



Aid. Block presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
F. Strauss to tap the water main at West 97th and 
South Morgan streets, and extend north 49 feet a 
one-inch galvanized iron pipe, without meter, to 
supply cottage at 9653 South Morgan street. 

Aid. Block presented an order directing the Com- 
mittee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light to include in any 
rate-regulating measure that may be reported into the 
Council a satisfactory agreement between the City of 
Chicago and the Peoples Gas Light and Coke Com- 
pany in regard to the installation of necessary new 
service in streets unpaved and about to be paved, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee, on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 

Aid. Block presented an order directing that J. See- 
berg be permitted to occupy premises known as 343 
East 115th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Cross presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, daly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby -directed to issue a permit to 
James Larson to install and maintain necessary feed 
pipes to connect with gasoline tank; said pipes to 
be laid under the sidewalk and to extend to the curb 
line. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
compel the Chicago, Lake Shore and Eastern Rail- 
way to commence the construction at their own ex- 
pense of subways underneath their right of way at 
East 96th street and at East 98th street as provided 
for in Section 9 of an ordinance passed July 1, 1895, 
granting certain rights to the Calumet and Blue 
Island Railway Company. 

Aid. Cross presented an order directing , that Frank 
Macurek be permitted to maintain and occupy base- 
ment flat in building at 8426 Burley avenue, an order 
directing issuance of a permit to George Rieckhoff to 
enclose rear porch on building at 7350 Luella avenue, 
and an order directing that Michael Wojitasiak be per- 
mitted to maintain and occupy basement flat in build- 
ing at 8423 Manistee avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
• Hall. 

Aid. Cross presented a claim of Otto Behn for a re- 
fund of 90 per cent of special assessment for water 
supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TENTH WARD. 

* 

Aid. McNichols presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install and 
maintain an electric arc light on the south side of 
West 19th street at the first alley east of South Ash- 
land avenue. 

Aid. McNichols presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to The Carney Lumber Company to erect 
and maintain a frame shelter shed at 2335 Laflin street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Klaus presented an order for paving with 
granite blocks West 21st place from Throop street to 
Loomis street, and an order for paving with vitrified 
brick an alley in the block bounded by West 19th 
street, West 20th street, South Ashland avenue and 
Laflin street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Max Lirman to erect and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 1215 South Robey street. Said barber pole shall 
be erected and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Department of Public 



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NEW BUSINESS— ^BY WARDS. 



April 23, 19i: 



Works. This privilogc shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Standard Oil Company (an Indiana corporation) to 
maintain two (2) driveways, one at 1310 South 
Leavitt street, and one at 2201 West 13th street. 
Said permit to be issued and work to be done ac- 
cording to the provisions of the ordinance of July 28, 
1913, governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order for paving all 
alleys in the territory bounded by West 12th street, 
South Western avenue and Ogden avenue, which was 

.Referred to the Board of Local Improvements, 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Smith presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Rocco Vitacco to erect and maintain a barber pole 
at the edge of the sidewalk in front of 141 North 
Western avenue. Said barber pole shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. C. Williamson to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 323 North Crawford , avenue. Said permit to be 
issued and th.e work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. ' 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John J. Wolf to maintain a driveway at 2022 West 
Lake street. Said permit to be issued and work to 
be done according to the provisions of the ordinance 
of July 28, 1913, governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Smith presented an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of part of the east-and-west alley in the block 
bounded by North Albany avenue, Carroll avenue, 
North Sacramento boulevard and C. & N. W. R. R., in 
Flint's Addition to Chicago, S. W. M, Section 12-39-13 
(Rempe Company, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Smith presented an order directing that the 
Western Union Telegraph Company be permitted to 
maintain bicycle stand in front of their office at 1617 
Milwaukee avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



for appointment of a committee to urge upon the 
legislature the enactment of legislation to authorize 
the City to engage in the manufacture and distribution 
of food-stuffs and other necessaries of life, and further 
to urge enactment of other measures recommended by 
the City Council, which was 

Referred to a select committee to be composed 
jointly of the members of the Committee on Local 
Transportation and the Comriiittee on Judiciary, 

Aid. Rodriguez presented a claim of J. Goldberg for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kaindl presented an order for paving with as- 
phalt Augusta street from North Kedzie avenue to 
West Grand avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD, 

Aid. Healy presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Hinds P. Teare to maintain a driveway at 121 South 
Jefferson street. Said permit to be issued and work 
to be done according to the provisions of the ordi- 
nance of July 28, 1913, governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Healy presented an order directing issuance of 
a permit to Jacob Burkhartsmeier to construct and 
maintain a frame shelter shed at 1210-18 Fulton street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Franz and Fick presented an ordinance grant- 
ing permission and authority to the Chicago, Burling- 
ton & Quincy Railroad Company to construct, main- 
tain and operate two railroad switch tracks over and 
across South Jefferson street, north of West 16th street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Robt. H. McCormick presented a resolution for 
appointment of a committee to co-operate in work 
now under way for conservation and increase of the 
food supply, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health. 



FIFTEENTH WARD, 

Aid. Rodriguez and Johnson presented a resolution 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD, 

Aid. Link presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 



April 23, 1917. 



NEW BUSINESS-^BY WARDS. 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a perniit to 
J Manno to erect and maintain two barber poles at 
the edge of the sidewalk: one in front of 3745 North 
Halsted street and the other in front of 3744 Broad- 
way Said barber poles shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with air rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J H Polen to erect and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front of 4549 North 
Racine avenue. Said barber pole shall be erected 
. and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Link presented an ordinance making it unlaw- 
ful for any person to operate or drive a wagon, cart, 
(ruck, etc., across any sidewalk or crossing in the city, 
at the intersection thereof with an alley, while going 
at a greater rate of speed than six miles per hour, etc., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Link presented an ordinance granting leaves of 
absence, with pay, on Memorial Day of each year, to 
all war veterans' in the city's service, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Link presented claims of Barnett Brothers, Cor- 
siglia Bros, and N. C. Reedy for rebates of water rates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Capitain presented claims of Barnett Bros, and 
P. W. Stanhope for rebates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Capitain presented an order directing issuance 
of permits to the Rogers Park Day Nursery to sell 
flowers in the 25th Ward on May 12, 1917, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Pretzel presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Niejs Buck to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
west side of North Clark street, 230 feet north of 
Lawrence avenue. Said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to 0, J. Bersbach and Benjamin S. Herbert, 
president and secretary, respectively, of the Ravens- 



wood Improvement Association, authorizing the use 
of city water from fire hydrants, without cost, from 
April 1, 1917, to November 15, 1917, in consideration 
of the cleaning of the streets in the territory 
bounded by the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
on the west, Irving Park boulevard on the south, 
Greenview avenue on the east and Leland avenue on 
the north. The exact district, however, is as fol- 
lows : Ravenswood avenue from Irving Park boule- 
vard to middle of block between Belle Plaine and 
Berteau avenues; Ravenswood avenue from corner 
south of Montrose avenue to Lawrence avenue and 
Northwestern Offices; North Hermitage avenue from 
Belle Plaine avenue north to Leland avenue; North 
Paulina street from Belle Plaine avenue north to 
Lawrence avenue; North Ashland avenue from Ber- 
teau avenue north to Wilson avenue, including Ash- 
wil Apartment building; Greenview avenue between 
Cullom avenue and Montrose avenue; Greenview 
avenue between Sunnyside avenue and Wilson ave- 
nue; Monti-ose avenue from Ravenswood avenue to 
North Ashland avenue; Sunnyside avenue from 
Ravenswood avenue to Greenview avenue; Wilson 
avenue from Ravenswood avenue to Greenview ave- 
nue and to Art Shop near North Clark street; Leland 
avenue from Ravenswood avenue to alley between 
North Paulina street and North Ashland avenue; 
Lawrence avenue from Ravenswood avenue to alley 
between Ravenswood avenue and North Hermitage 
avenue. Said permit to contain a condition that if 
said Ravenswood Improvement Association shall fail 
to clean said streets, or any of them, to the satis- 
faction and approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, or if said water is used for any other pur- 
pose than street sprinkling, they shall pay to the 
city the full rate for all water used from the date of 
the issuance of said permit, and if said Ravenswood 
Improvement Association shall fail to comply with 
the conditions of said permit, the Mayor shall revoke 
, the same, and no other permit shall be issued to said 
Ravenswood Improvement Association until all 
charge» have been paid. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to is?ue a permit to 
Adolph Richsteimer to construct and maintain a 
driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 2053 Byron street. Said permit to be is- 
sued and the work therein authorized to be done in 
accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Aid. Lipps presented an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of that part of Barton avenue, extending 143.72 
feet south of the north line of the city limits, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Watson presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and is hereby directed to issue a permit to Mrs. 
Annie E. Abbott to tap water pipe in Olympia ave- 
nue, between Otsego and Oneida avenues, to supply 



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NEW BUSINEiSS-^BY WARDS, 



April 23, 1917. 



. frame house at 6548 Olympia avenue. (Size of 
house 20 X 30 feet, six rooms.) 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and is hereby directed to issue a permit to Anton 
Blau to construct and maintain a driveway across 
the sidewalk in front of premises known as 3602 
North Central avenue. Safd permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 
1913, governing the construction and maintenance 
of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby authorized to issue 
free of charge a permit to the St. Hyacinth Parish 
for the building of a church on George street, south- 
east corner of North Lawndale avenue. 

Aid. Watson presented an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of parts of alleys in the block bounded 
by North Central Park avenue, George street, North 
Lawndale avenue and Wolfram street, 'in Block 1, 
Blanchard's Subdivision of Lot 10, Davlin, Kelley and 
Carroll's Subdivision, N. W. %, Section 26-40-13 (St. 
Hyacinth Church, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Watson presented an order directing that all 
City employes who are veterans of the Spanish- 
American War be granted leaves of absence, with pay 
on May 30, 1917, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kennedy, Johnson and Rodriguez presented an 
order directing that regulations be formulated for pro- 
tection. of persons and associations who are cultivating 
plots of land within the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Kennedy presented an order for more stringent 
regulations regarding the sanitary conditions under 
which food is handled and dispensed in restaurants, 
cafes and saloons, which was • 



Referred to the Committee on Health. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Adamo\yski presented the following orders, 
which were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, without 
charge, to construct, maintain and use a vault un- 
derneath the surface of the sidewalk in North Hamil- 
ton avenue adjoining premises known as 2223-25 
North Hamilton avenue; and to construct, maintain 
and use three (3) twenty-four-inch coal holes in 
the surface of the sidewalk over said vault. Said 
vault shall be constructed and maintained in accord- 
ance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Saul P. Simon to string, and maintain for thirty days 
a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 2422 



West North avenue. Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Adamowski presented an order directing that 
Albert Hollander be permitted to maintain stable at 
rear of premises known as 2223-7 Milwaukee avenue 
and an order directing that a frame shed be permitted 
to be constructed at rear of premises known as 2507 
North Sacramento avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Littler presented a communication (blue print 
attached) from Col. C. S. Riche, United States Engi- 
neer Office, concerning suggested donation of plot of 
land adjoining the United States North Pier for con- 
struction of a government office, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbors, Wharves and 
Bridges. 

Aid. Littler presented a claim of Wm. Turner for 
reimbursement of cost of lowering drain, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid Littler presented an order for paving with brick 
an alley m the block bounded by Schubert avenue 
Diversey avenue, North Richmond street and North 
Sacramento avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



TWENTY-NEVTH WARD. 

Aid. Byrne presented an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of parts of alleys in the block bounded by 
South Honore, West 70th, West 71st and South Wood 
streets m Block 1, ."Tacoma," being a subdivision of 
S. E 1/4, Section 19-38-14 (Church of St. Justin, Mar- 
tyr, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the' Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. Dukart to erect and maintain a board sign SVo 
feet by 3 feet, projecting from the building located 
at 5203 South Halsted street. Said board sign shall 
be erected and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. O'Toole presented an order directing that Frank 
Komarava be permitted to maintain and occupy build- 
ing 4900 Federal street, and an order directing that 
S. Zallone be permitted to maintain and occupy build- 
ing at 4747 Federal street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



April 23, 1917. 



NEW BUSINESS— 'BY WARDS. 



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Aid. Wm. J. Lynch and O'Toole presented an ordi- 
nance' granting permission and authority to Chester 
N. Marthens Marble Company to maintain and use an 
elevated switch track over and across Wallace street, 
north of West 54th street, produced, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Wm. J. Lynch and O'Toole presented an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation of parts of alleys m 
the block bounded by Federal street, West 53rd street. 
West Garfield boulevard and C, R. L & P. R. R-, m 
Block 3, Coburn's Addition to Chicago, S. E. %, Section 
9-38-14 (Josephine A. Elynn, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 



. Aid. Toman and Kostner presented an order for ele- 
vation of tracks at West 26th street and South Ken- 
ton avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Track Elevation. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented a claim of A. J. 
Harris for a rebate of water rates, and a claim of Karel 
Roth for reimbursement of cost of thawing water 
pipes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented an order for 
removal of water meter from premises known as 4334 
West 25th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



' TfflRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid Toman and Kostner presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to R. W. Dvorak and John F Maly, presi- 
dent and secretary, respectively, of the West 26th 
Street Business Men's Association, authorizing the 
use of city water from fire hydrants, without cost, 
from April 1, 1917, to Novem'ber 15, 1917, in con- 
sideration of the cleaning of West 26th street; said 
permit to contain a condition that if said West 26th 
Street Business Meri's Association shall fail to clean 
said street, to the satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works, or if said water is 
used for any other purpose than street sprinkling, 
they shall pay to the city the full rate for all water 
used from the date of the issuance of said permit, 
and if said West 26th iStreet Business Men's Associa- 
tion shall fail to comply with the conditions of said 
nermit the Mayor shall revoke the same, and no 
othTr permit shlu be issued to said West 26th Street 
Business Men's Association until air charges have 
been paid. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented a claim of a Mr. Mur- 
phy for a rebate of water rates, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch and Clark presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Max Clamitz to maintain two (2) driveways on West 
Madison street, one at No. 3841 and the other at No. 
3847; said permit to be issued and work to be done 
according to the provisions of the ordinance of July 
28, 1913, governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 



Adjournment. 

Aid. Richert moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed to meet on Monday, April 30, 1917, at 2:00 
o'clock P. M. 







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CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, April 30, 1917 



2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 



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(Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, and Aid. 
Goughlin, Kenna, iNorris, Anderson, iSchwartz, Iliff, 
Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McGormick, Kimball, 
Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, McNichols, 
Klaus,' Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, 
Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, Kunz, Walko- 
wiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McGormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, 
Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch and Clark. 
- Absent--A\d. Richert, Hickey and Krumdick. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour appointed for the 
meeting), the Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of members, and there was 
found to be 
A quorum present. ^ „ :. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve the printed records of 
the Proceedings of tthe regular meetings held Monday, 
April 23, 1917, at 7:30 o'clock P; M. and Monday, April 
23, 1917, at 9:10 o'clock P. M., respectively, as sub- 
mitted by the Clerk, as the Journals of the Proceedings 
of said meetings, and to dispense with the reading 
thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, City Clerk, City 

Comptroller, Commissioner of Public Works and 

Other City Officers, Departments and 

Branches of the City Government. 



Releases from House of Correction: Report. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted by His Honor 
the Mayor, containing a list of the names of persons re- 
leased by him from ihe House of Correction during the 
period ended April 28, 1917, together with the cause of 
eadh release, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



April 30, 1917. 



Commissioners of Great Britain and France: Invitation Aid. Michaelson moved to lay said motion on the 

To Visit City. table. 



ALSO, 

The following communication and telegram, which 
were ordered published and placed on file: 

Office op the Mayor, | 
Chicago, April 30, 1917.^ 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I have the honor to transmit herewith 
a communication from Senator James HamiRon Lewis 
with reference to the invitation to the French and 
English Envoys to visit Chicago. 

Yours respectfully, 

(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Washington, D. C, April 30, 1917. 

Mayor and Council, Chicago, Rlinois: 

Ami pleased to inform you that I had your invitation 
to the Commissioners of Britain and France accepted 
by State Department today. Commissioners hope to 
leave here by Thursday or Friday. Your Body will be 
officially communicated with as to all details. Glad to 
have been able to serve you and Chicago. 
(Signed) , Jas. Hamilton Lewis. 



Inspector of Oils: Monthly Report (March, 1917). 

also, , 

A financial report of the Inspector of Oils for the 
month of March, 1917, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Chicago Stage Company: Operation of Motor Buses. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance submitted by Mayer, Meyer, Austrian 
and Piatt, granting permission and authority to the 
Ohicago Stage Company to operate motor buses over 
certain streets and highM'ays, which was, together with 
the communications submitted therewith, 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



Jacob M. Loeb and Mrs. Frances E. Thornton: Appoint- 
ments (as Members, Board of Education). 

By direction of the Mayor the Clerk read a communi- 
cation submitting appointments of Jacob M. Loeb and 
Mrs. Frances E. Thornton as members of the Board of 
Education, consideration of which had been deferred 
April 23, 1917, page 8. 

Aid. Kunz moved to refer said communication to tihe 
Committee on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Service. ' 



Aid. Kunz proceeded to address the Council on the 
motion. 

Aid. Norris raised the point of order that the motion 
to lay on the table was not debatable under the rules 
of the Council. 

The Chair sustained the point of order. 

The question being put on the motion to lay on the 
table, the motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, 
Woodhull, Block, McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, No- 
vak, Kerner, Maypole, Kaindl, Walkowiak, Adam- 
kiewipz, Healy, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. 
H. McCormick, Steflfen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Littler, Hrubec, 
Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, 
Kostner — 47. 

Nays^Boyle, McDonough, Jdhnson, Home, Ahern, 
Smith, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, Kunz, Touhy, Bowler, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kennedy, Adamowski, Byrne, O'Toole, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 20. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to concur in said appoint- 
ments. 

Aid. Littler moved to defer further consideration of 
said appointments until the names of all other persons 
to be appointed as members of the Board of Education 
shall have been submitted to the Council. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to concur in said appoint- 
table. 

The motion to lay on the table prevailed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kernia, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliflf, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, 
Woodhull, Block, McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Maypole, 
Kaindl, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Peg- 
ram, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen — 35. 

Nays— Doyle, McDonough, Johnson, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Ahern, Smith, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, Kunz, 
Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, R. H. 
McCormick, Ellison, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Long, ^ 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J, Lynch, Clark — 31. 

The question being put on the motion to concur in 
said appointments, tihe motion prevailed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Fetzer, Cross, Block, 
McNichol'S, Klaus, Cullerton, Maypole, Kaindl, Walko- 
wiak, Adamkiewicz, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Hrubec, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner 
—42. 

Nays — Doyle, McDonough, Kimball, Woodhull, John- 
son? Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Kennedy, 



April 50, 1917. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



43 



Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 24. 



Lynch, 



CITY CLERK. 



Jarrett vs. Hazen: Election Contest. 

The Clerk presented a memorandum showing proof 
of service on Irwin R. Hazen and William E. Dunn of 
the petition of' Delta I. Jarrett contesting the election 
of said Irwin R. Hazen as Alderman of the Thirty-third 
Ward, which W'as ordered 

Placed on file. 



Jacob M. Loeb and Mrs. Frances E. Thornton: Endorse- 
ment of Appointments as Members of Board 
of Education. 

• 

AI>SO, 

A resolution of the Executive Board of the Republi- 
can Woman's Association of Illinois endorsing the ap- 
pointments of Jacob M. Loeb and Mrs. Frances E. 
Thornton as members of the Board of Education, which 
was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Jacob M. Loeb: Endorsement of Appointment as Member 
of Board of Education. 

ALSO, 

A communication and petition from the Euclid Club 
of Chicago endorsing the appointment of Jacob M. Loeb 
as a member of the Board of Education, wihioh was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



Vacation of Alley: in Block Bounded by S. Kedzie Av., S. 
Troy St., W. 21st St. and C, B. & Q. R. R. 

ALSO, 

. An ordinance providing for the vacation of an alley 
in the block bounded by South Kedzie avenue, South 
Troy street. West 21st street and C, B. & Q. R. R., in 
The National Mosaic Tile Company's Subdivision, in 
Douglas Park Addition to Chicago, Section 24-39-13 
(West Side Wholesale Grocery Company, beneficiary), 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 



Vacation of Alley: in Block Bounded by S. Ashland Av., 
W. 46th St., W. 47th St. and S. Marshfield Av. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the vacation of alley in 
the block bounded by South Ashland avenue. West 46th 
street. West 47th street and South Marshfield avenue, 
in Counselman's Subdivision, S. E. %, Section 6-38-14 
(James F. Svehla, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



Vacation of Taylor Street: between S. Springfield and 
S. Crawford Aves. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the vacation of part of 
Taylor street between South Springfield and South 
Crawford avenues (Walter and Mary Rogers, benefic- 
iaries) which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



Board of Education: Recommendation Against Reap- 
pointment of Present Members. 

ALSO, 

A communication froili the Woman's City Club urg- 
ing the City Council to refuse concurrence in appoint- 
ments of any members of the present Board of Educa- 
tion, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Board of Education: Appointment of Entire Board. 

ALSO, 

A resolution of citizens urging the immediate ap- 
pointment of the entire membership of Board of Edu- 
cation, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Intoxicating Liquors: Prohibition against Sale during 
Continuance of War with Germany. 

ALSO, 

Resolutions from the alumni of North Western Col- 
lege and the Young People's Civic League urging prohi- 
bition against the sale of intoxicating liquors during 
continuance of war with Germany, which were 

Referred to the Committee on License. 



Christ Scheer: Sale of Horse Meat. 

ALSO, 

A communication from Christ Scheer, requesting per- 
mission to sell horse meat, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Health. 



Purchase of Property for School Purposes: in Block 
Bounded by S. Homan, Ogden and Trumbull Aves. 

ALSO, 

A communication from property-owners in the block 



44 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



April 3(T, 1917. 



bounded by South Homan, Ogden and Trumbull ave- 
nues, suggesting a means for immediately agreeing 
■upon prices to be paid for property in said block for 
sdhool purposes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools, Fire, Police 
and Civil Service. 



•'The Deluge": Design for Public Fountain. 

ALSO, 

A communication from J. de Strelecki, suggesting 
erection of a public fountain of Alexander Zeitlin after 
the design entitled "The Deluge", which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 



Reports Concerning "Bar Permits". 

The Clerk presented a report, submitted by the City 
Collector, containing a list of persons to whom special 
"bar permits" were issued since the last preceding 
meeting of the Council, which was ordered 

Placed on file. - 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



Duplicate Payrolls: for March, 1917. 

The Clerk presented duplicate payrolls, submitted by 
the €ity Comptroller, for the month of March, 1917, 
which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. 



Deadly Weapons: Enforcement of Prohibition Against 
Display. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the General Superintendent of Police, 
which was ordered published and placed on file: 

Office of the General Superintendent of Police, | 

Chicago, April 28, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gentlemen — In response to the following order 
passed by your Honorable Body (Council Proceedings 
of April 23, 1917, page 4336) : 

"Ordered, That the General Superintendent of 
Police be and he hereby is requested to enforce the 
ordinance prohibiting the exposure of guns and other 
deadly weapons in the windows of pawn shops and 



other places, which ordinance has recently been held 
valid by the Supreme Court of Illinois." 

I am unable to comply with this order for the reason 
that the injunction issued by the Circuit Court is still 
in full force and effect. 

The Supreme Court has handed down its opinion re- 
versing the decree of the Circuit Court for an injunc- 
tion, but the time for the dealers to apply to the 
Supreme Court for a rehearing has not expired. If they 
do apply for a rehearing — which they probably will — 
the case will not be disposed of before some time next 
June, and if the petition for rehearing should be denied, 
then we will have to re-docket the case in the Circuit 
Court and ask that Court to dissolve its injunction 
pursuant to the judgment of the Supreme Court. 

Thus you will see that I am not able to comply with 
the resolution above quoted. 

Yours "very truly, 

H. F. Sghuettler, 
General Superintendent of Police. 



(Signed) 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Grades: Sundry Streets (Repeal), 

The Clerk presented the following communication ' 
submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works: 

Department of Public Works,"] 

Bureau of Sewers, I 

Chicago, April 27, 1917.J 

To the Honorable the Mayor and the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a proposed ordi- 
nance (in duplicate) for the repeal of sundry street 
grades in the City of Chicago with the recommenda- 
tion that it be passed. 

Yours respectfully, 

(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Recommended by: 

(Signed) William R. Matthews, 

Bench and Grade Engineer, 

(Signed) Geo. E. MgGrath, 

Supt, Bureau of Sewers. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, B'lock, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kemer, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, - 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 



April 30, 1917. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



son, Ste„e„, WaUaee, Hader.e,,. Roe^er, Lin., _Ca.i- AU5_ belween Soum Wa.a,h 



tain Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Mic'haelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66, 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 



Michigan avenue at intersection of East 37th 



street 



On Forest avenue, 650 feet north of East 35th 



street 



At intersection of East 34th street and Calumet 



AN ORDINANCE 



avenue 

At intersection of East 34th street and Prairie 

avenue • • 

Repealing such portions of ordinances heretofore passed ^^ intersection of East 34th street and Forest 
as establish the grades of sundry streets in the City avenue 
of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 



45 



15.0 



16.6 



16.5 



17.0 



17.0 



On Calumet avenue, 633 feet south of East 33rd 



street 



On Calumet avenue', 650 feet north of East 35th 



That any and all parts of ordinances 



street 



17.0 



17.0 



ciFPTTON i That anv ana au pans ui uruiuaui.co 

heretofore passed whi/h estahlish'the grades of the At the intersection of Prairie avenue and East 30th ^^ ^^ 

following streets at the locations and at the elevations street 

above Chicago City Datum herein indicated be and the q^ ^^^^ gQ^^j^ g^reet at the west line of South Park 

same are hereby repealed : avenue 

Elevations on Prairie avenue at first east and west alley south 

(in feet) . of East 26th street • • • ^^-^ 

On Prairie avenue at first east and west alley north 



At the intersection of West Grand avenue and 
Cortland street ^^-"^ 

Justine street, at the intersection of Grand Trunk 
Railroad '. ... 15.0 

On North Avers avenue, 750 feet north of Argyle • 
street ^^-^ 

Wabansia avenue at the intersection of Humboldt 
boulevard (Humboldt Park boulevard) 19.5 

On Rogers . avenue, 102 feet southwest of south- 
west corner of North Clark street 25.4 

On East 50th street, 400 feet east of east line of 
Woodlawn avenue ^^-^ 

On Princeton avenue at south curb line of Garfield 
boulevard • • • • ^^-^ 

On Wrightwood avenue, 100 feet east of North 
Lamon avenue (North 49th avenue) 37.0 

On South Paulina street, 100 feet south of Blue 
Island avenue ^^-^ 

On West 37th street, 25 feet west of southwest 
corner" of Federal street (top of subway slope) 16.0 

On West 38th street at alley between South State 
street and South Dearborn street 16.3 

On West 37th street at alley between South State 
street and South Dearborn street 15.7 

At the intersection of West 26th street and the 
right-of-way of the Lake Shore and Michigan 
Southern and Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 
Railways ^^-^ 

On West 26th place, 94 feet west of Federal street 13.5 

At the intersection of West 23rd street and the 
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway and 
the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway 12.58 

At the intersection of West 24th street and the 
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway and 

' the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway 12.58 

On Edbrooke avenue at the north right-of-way 
line of the Illinois Central Railroad (Blue Island 
Branch) , H-O 



of East 29th street ^^-^ 

Alley between Prairie avenue and Calumet avenue 

at intersection of East 26th street 15.5 

Alley between Prairie avenue and Calumet avenue 

at intersection of East 29th street 16.5 

Alley between Calumet avenue and South Park 

avenue at intersection of East 29th street 17.7 

On Calumet avenue at first east and west alley 

south of 26th street • • • • 16.2 

On East 23rd street, alley between South Michigan 

avenue and Indiana avenue l'i-3 

At intersection of East 37th street and South 

-17 

Park avenue • ^ ' •" 

At intersection of East 39th street and South 

Park avenue ^^-^ 

On Rhodes avenue, 700 feet north of East 39th 

street - • • ^^-^ 

On Rhodes avenue, 214.75 feet south of East 34th 

street 

On Cottage Grove avenue, 450 feet south of East 

29th street ^1.4 

On Ellis avenue, 400 feet north of East 39th 



18.6 



street 



21.0 



9.0 



On the southwesterly line of South Chicago ave- 
nue, 327 feet northwesterly of the intersection 
of the north line of East 76th street (regular 
inside grade) 

On the southwesterly line of South Chicago ave- 
nue, 280 feet northwesterly of the intersection 
of the north line of East 76th street (special 
inside grade) ^^-^ 

Ballou street (Ballou avenue) at the north and 
south lines of Bloomingdale avenue (Bloom- 
ingdale road) • • • 21-5 

Kimball avenue, at the north and south line of 
Bloomingdale avenue (Bloomingdale road) 21.5 

North Spaulding avenue (Sheridan street) at the 
north ana south line of Bloomingdale avenue 
(Bloomingdale road) . , • • 21.5 



46 GOMMUNIGATIONS, ETC. April 30, 1917. 

North Sawyer avenue (Meade avenue) at the cost, including hydrants and basins, $12,000.00 Ac- 
north and south lines of Bloomingdale avenue count paving 
(Bloomingdale road) ...... 20.5 m Narragansett avenue, from Irving Park boulevard 

Bloommgdale avenue (Bloommgdale road) at the to Addison street; size, 12 inches. Probable cost in- 

mtersection of Kedzie avenue 20.0 eluding hydrants and basins, $5,600.00.. Account pa'ving 

Bloomingdale avenue (Bloomingdale road) at the in South Sacramento avenue, from West 39th place 

intersection of North Troy street (Norman to West /lOth street; size, 8 inches. Probable cost, in- 

^"'•^^^^ ^^■'^'' <^luding hydrants and basins, $427.00. Account paving. 

Bloomingdale avenue (Bloomingdale road) at the in South Washtenaw avenue, from West 47th street 

mtersection of North Albany avenue (Mitchell south 300 feet; size, 8 inches. Probable cost, including 

^^^^^^■) 19.5 hydrants and basins, $602.00. Pays 6c. 

Bloomingdale avenue (Bloomingdale road) at the in South Campbell avenue, from West 48th street 

intersection of North Whipple street (Basil south 324 feet; size, 8 inches. Probable cost, including 

^^^^■^^) 19.25 hydrants and basins, $603.00. Pays 6c. 

On Bloomingdale avenue (Bloomingdale road) at in North Ashland avenue, from 89 feet north of 

the intersection of Nebraska avenue 19.3 Jarvis street to Rogers avenue; size, 12 inches. Prob- 

Cn Bloomingdale avenue (Bloomingdale road) at able cost, including hydrants and basins, $1,859.00 

the east and west lines of Humboldt boulevard. . 18.75 Circulation. 

Wabansia avenue at the intersection of North Troy Respectfully, 

street (Norman street) 20.25 rsio-nprl^ i:. ' t t. 

„^ V, . 1 X, . X . Ifeigneuj Frank I. Bennett, 

Wabansia avenue at the intersection of North r, • 

Albany avenue (Mitchell street) 20.0 Commissioner of Public Works. 

Wabansia avenue at the intersection of Humboldt Recommended : 

Park boulevard 19.5 (Signed) John Erigson, 

At the mtersection of Argyle street and Broadway 8.5 . dfy Engineer. 

On Argyle street at the west line of Broadway 8 4 

At the intersection of Broadway and Racine avenue 9.8 gaidTrdeT"' '°'''^''^ ^^^ ^'''^'' ^'''" ''"'''^^^''^"^^ °^ 

Section 2. That this ordinance shall- be in force from 

and after its passage. "^'^- Healy moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Water Supply Pipes: in Sundry Streets. t, Z^'^~"F*^'l?^i!"' •^^"'"^' ^°''^'^' Anderson, Schwartz, 

Ihff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 

ALso, ^^^^' Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 

' , . „ . . McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 

The following communication and order: Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 

Department of Public Works 1 ?™^' Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 

CHICAGO, April 30, 1917'. Powers, Franz Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 

J son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 

To the Mayor and City Council of the City of Chicago: tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski 

I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains J'in|r'\?a''FL^er Ml^li'^'eT^tn'!"^- V™"' ^T"' 

in various streets, and respeetfuily as,, the passage of \Zl f tyn h Ci'art-r ' "' °'"""' ^"'""' 

the following order: ^ , . 

Nays — ^None. 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 

and he is hereby authorized to lay water mains in the 

following streets : 

In North Lawndale avenue, from 540 feet north of. Contagious Disease Hospital: Construiction of Additions. 

Argyle street to Carmen avenue; size, 8 inches. Prob- 
able cost, including hydrants and basins, $222.00. Ac- ^^^^' 
count pavmg. A communication concerning plans for construction 

In North Lawndale avenue, from S. L. Carmen avenue of additions to the Contagious Disease Hospital, which 

north 94 feet; size, 8 inches. Probable cost, including was 

hydrants and basins, $153.00. Pays 6c. Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

In Winnemac avenue, from 300 feet east of North 

Laramie avenue to North LeClaire avenue; size, 8 

inches. Probable cost, including hydrants and basins, 

$540.00. 100 feet pays 6c; balance circulation. MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM. 

In Turner avenue, from 550 feet south of West 57th 

street to West 58th street; size, 8 inches. Probable 

cost, including hydrants and basins, $193.00. Pays 12c. Contribution to Sanitarium Fund. 

In West Grand avenue, from North LeClaire avenue The Clerk presented the following communication 

to North Maynard avenue; size, 8 inches. Probable submitted by the general superintendent of the Muni- 



OOMMUNIGATION'S, ETC. 



47 



April 30, 1917. 

cipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, which was ordered 
placed on file: 

Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium,] 
Chicago, April 23, i917.J 

To the Honorable City Council, Chicago, Illinois: 

GENTLEMEN-In accordance with the Tuberculosis 
Sanitarium Law I beg to report the receipt of a con- 
tribution of two dollars ($2.00), in the memory of 
Betty Baer, deceased. Check for this amount has been 
deposited with the City Treasurer, to the credit of the 
Tuberculosis Sanitarium Fund. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) CHAS. J. HAPPEL, 

General Superintendent. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



avenue from the north line of Foster avenue to the 
south line of Bryn Mawr avenue; Lakewood avenue, 
from the north line of Foster avenue to the south line 
of Bryn Mawr avenue; Wayne avenue, from the north 
line of Foster avenue to the south line of Byrn Mawr 
avenue; Glenwood avenue, from the north line of Bal- 
moral avenue to the south line of Bryn Mawr avenue, 
and also the roadways of all intersecting streets and al- 
leys extended from the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said above specified 
streets between said points (except the intersections 
of Foster avenue, Berw^n avenue and Balmoral avenue 
with Glenwood avenue and except the intersection of 
Balmoral avenue with North Clark street and also 
except that part of the intersection of Gregory street 
from the west curb line to the west line of Glenwood 
avenue), in the city 'of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, together with an estimate of the cost 
of said improvement, and recommend the passage of. 
said ordinance and the making of the improvement 
contemplated therein. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Assessment Rolls. 

The Clerk presented a list, submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, of assessment rolls filed in 
the County Court April 23, for final hearing May 10, 
1917, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Foster Av., from Broadway to N. Clark St., Etc. 
(System): Paving with Asphalt. 

ALSO, 

The following recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance, which were ordered printed in the Journal and 
referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys : 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND ORDINANCE. 

RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OP LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance for the improve- 
ment—adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
constructing and connecting catchbasin inlets, con- 
constructing new brick catchbasins complete, con- 
structing a concrete combined curb and gutter on cin- 
ders or sand, grading and paving with asphalt on six 
inches of Portland cement concrete, swept with na- 
tural hydraulic cement, the roadways of a system of 
streets, as follows, to wit: 

Foster avenue, from the west line of Broadway to the 
easterly line of North Clark street; Berwyn avenue, 
from the west line of Broadway to the easterly line ol 
North Clark street; Balmoral avenue, from the west 
line of Broadway to the east line of North Ashland 
avenue; Catalpa avenue, from the west line of Broad- 
way to the east line of Glenwood avenue; Magnolia 



(Signed) 



M. J. Faherty, 
David W. Clark, 
W. H. Blencoe, 
Joseph J. Elias, 
Oscar Wolff, 
Edward J. Glackin, 

Board of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago. 

Dated, Chicago, April 30, A. D. 1917. 



estimate of engineer. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, and to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago having adopted a resolution that the road- 
ways of a system of streets as follows, to wit: Foster 
avenue from the west line of Broadway to the easterly 
line of North Clark street; Berwyn avenue from the 
west line of Broadway to the easterly line of North 
Clark street; Balmoral avenue from the west line of 
Broadway to the east line of North Ashland avenue; 
Catalpa avenue from the west line of Broadway to the 
east line of Glenwood avenue; Magnolia avenue from 
the north line of Foster avenue to the south line of 
Bryn Mawr avenue; Lakewood avenue from the nortn 
line of Foster avenue to the south line of Bryn 
Mawr avenue; Wayne avenue from the north line ol 
Foster avenue to the south line of Bryn Mawr avenue; 
Glenwood avenue from the north line of Balmoral ave- 
nue to the south line of Bryn Mawr avenue, and also 
the roadways of all intersecting streets and alleys ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street line produced 
on each side of each of said above specified streets be- 
tween said points (except the intersections of Foster 
avenue, Berwyn avenue and Balmoral avenue with 
Glenwood avenue and except the intersection of Bal- 
moral avenue with North Clark street and also ex- 
cept that part of the intersection of Gregory street 
rom the west curb line to the west line of Glenwood 
avenue), be improved by adjusting sewer manholes 



*^ COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. April 30, 1917. 

and catchbasins, constructing and connecting catch- west line of Glenwood avenue) in the Citv of Chi 

basin inlets, constructing new brick catchbasins com- cage, County of Cook and State of IHnois 

pleie, constructing a concrete combined curb and gut- d •* ^ • ^ . . 

ter on cinders or sand, grading and paving with asphalt rl- '"'''"*"^^ *^ *^^ ^^^^ Council of the City of 

on six inches of Portland cement concrete, swept with ^"'^<^<^0o: 

natural hydraulic cement, and presented to the City Section 1. That a local improvement shall be made 
Council of the City of Chicago, a recommendation that within the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
such local improvement be made. I hereby submit °^ Illinois, the nature, character, locality and de- 
an estimate of the cost of such improvement, including scription of which local improvement is as follows, to 
labor and materials, viz: wit: 

Concrete combined curb and gutter on cin- That the roadway of Foster avenue from the west 

ders or sand, 34,300 lineal feet at 65 cents.$ 22,295.00 line of Broadway to the easterly line of North Clark 

Paving with asphalt on six inches of Port- street, also the roadway of Berwyn avenue from the 

land cement concrete, swept with natural ^^^*' ^^"^^ ^^ Broadway to the easterly line of North 

hydraulic cement, 54,900 square yards at ^'^^^ street, also the roadway of Balmoral avenue 

$2.30 126 270 00 ^^^^ ^^^ ^®^*' ^^^^ ^^ Broadway to the east line of 

Constructing 102 new brick catchbasins ' ^l"""^^ Ashland avenue, also the roadway of Catalpa 

. complete at $50.00 . . ^^^^^^^asins j^J^^/fr */ ^''' ""f of Broadway to the east 

5,100.00 line of Glenwood avenue, also the roadway of Magnolia 

Adjusting sewer manholes and batchbasins, avenue from the north line of Foster avenue to the 

and constructing and connecting catch- ^^uth line of Bryn Mawr avenue, also the roadway of 

basin inlets 8,335.00 Lakewood avenue from the north line of Foster avenue 

====== to the south line of Bryn Mawr avenue, also the road- 
Total .$162,000.00 ^^y "^ Wayne avenue from the north line of Foster 

And I hereby certify that in my opinion the above flTn^ ^^"^ the south line of Bryn Mawr avenue, also 

estimate does not exceed the probable co" of the above ^^%™"^^^^ «^ Glenwood avenue from the north line 

proposed improvement ""^ Balmoral avenue to the south line of Bryn Mawr 

■ - avenue, each of said roadways being thirty (30) feet 

^^^S"^^^) C. D. Hill, m width, and also the roadways of all intersecting 

Engineer of the Board of Local Improvements. streets and alleys extended from the curb line to the 

Dated, Chicago, April 30 A D 1917 fl^^r ^^ *^''*'?'' . '^Z'' ^^'^ ^'^^ ""^ «^^^ °^ ^^'^ ^^o^e 

gu, ApiH du, A. u. iyi7. specified streets between the points hereinbefore de- 

scribed, except as hereinafter specifically provided, be 
and the same are hereby ordered improved as fol- 
lows: 

ORDINANCE A concrete combined curb and gutter shall be con- 

For the improvement— adjusting sewer manholes and ^^^^^^^^ on each side of the roadway of each of said 

catchbasins, constructing and connecting catchbasin ^ *^ specified streets between the points hereinbefore 

inlets, constructing new brick catchbasins com- ^^^cribed (except the intersections of Foster avenue, 

plete, constructing a concrete combined curb and ^^''^y" avenue and Balmoral avenue with Glenwood 

gutter, grading and paving— of the roadways of a ^^^"^^^ ^^^ except the intersection of Balmoral ave- 

system of streets as follows, to wit- ""^ ^^^^ ^'^'^''^ ^'^^^ street and also except across 

the roadways of all other intersecting streets and all 
J^oster avenue, from the west line of Broadway the intersecting alleys between the points hereinbefore 
to the easterly line of North Clark street; Berwyn described), in such a manner that the roadway face 
avenue, from the west line of Broadway to the o^ the curb shall be parallel with and fifteen (15) feet 
easterly line of North Clark street; Balmoral avenue, ^^^^ the center line of each of said above specified 
irom the west line of Broadway to the east line of streets; and. a concrete combined curb and gutter shall 
North Ashland avenue; Catalpa avenue, from the ^^ constructed on each side of the roadway of all in- 
west line of Broadway to the east line of Glenwood tersecting streets and alleys extended from the curb 
avenue; Magnolia avenue from the north line of ^*^® ^^ ^^^ street line produced on each side of each 
Foster avenue to the- south line of Bryn Mawr ^^ ®^'^ ^^^^^ specified streets between the points here- 
avenue; Lakewood avenue, from the north line of i^before described (except the intersections of Foster 
Foster avenue to the south line of Bryn Mawr avenue- ^^^n^^' Berwyn avenue and Balmoral avenue with 
Wayne avenu6, from the north line of Foster avenue ^^'^^wood avenue and except the intersection of Bal- 
to the south line of Bryn Mawr avenue; Glenwood ^^^^ avenue with North Clark street and also except 
avenue, from: the north line of Balmoral avenue to !t ^^^*' °^ *^^ intersection of Gregory street from 
the south line of Bryn Mawr avenue; and also the ^®^* *^"^^ '*"® ^^ ^^e west line of Glenwood ave- 
roadways of all intersecting streets and alleys ex- ""v ^" ^"''^ ^ manner that the roadway face of the 
tended from the curb line to the street line pro- ^Y\ ^^^" conform with the curb line on each side 
duced on each side of each of said above specified ?! vJ^^^ intersecting streets and in such a manner 
streets between said points (except the intersections t- ^^^^ ^^ ^^^ °^^^ ^^^" conform with the alley 
of Foster avenue, Berwyn avenue and Balmoral n^ Produced on each side of all said intersecting 
avenue with Glenwood avenue, and except the in- between the points hereinbefore described, 
tersection of Balmoral avenue with Norfh Clark Said combined curb and gutter shall be made as fol- 
street and also except that part of the intersection 'ows, to wit: 
of Gregory street from the west curb linp fn the rr\.^ i , , 

webi euro line to the The concrete to be used shall consist of the best 



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quality of Portland cement mixed with torpedo sand 
or material equal thereto for concrete purposes, m the 
proportion of one (1) part cement and two (2) parts 
torpedo sand or material equal thereto, into which shall 
be incorporated four (4) parts of washed gravel or 
material equal thereto for concrete purposes, of vary^ 
ing sizes that will pass through a ring of one and one- 
half (IVa) inches internal diameter 'and be held on a 
ring of one-fourth (%) of an inch internal diameter. 
The cement and torpedo sand or material equal thereto 
shall be mixed thoroughly and then moistened with 
water to form a mortar, into which shall he incorpor- 
ated the four (4) parts of washed gravel or material 
equal thereto as specified above and rammed into forms 
until solid. 

The material to be used in finishing the surface of 
said combined curb and gutter shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement and torpedo sand m the pro- 
portion of two (2) parts cement and three (3) parts 
torpedo sand, which, after being moistened with water 
to form a mortar, shall be evenly spread over the top 
and roadway face of the curb to a thickness of one- 
fourth (%) inch, and over the surface of the gutters to 
a thickness of one (1) inch, so as to insure a smooth 
and even surface on the exposed surfaces of the com- 
bined curb and gutter after being evenly trowelled and 
finished with a broom. 

The curb sball be seven (7) inches thick and the 
height at the back shall vary from eighteen (18) inches 
at the catchbasin inlets to eleven (11) inches at the 
summits, and the gutter shall be twelve 012) inches 
in width and eight (8) inches in thickness. The upper 
roadway edge of the curb shall be rounded to an arc of 
a circle having a radius of one and one-half (1%) 
inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be constructed 
upon a bed of cinders or sand three (3) inches in depth 
after being flooded with water and thoroughly com- 
pacted to an even surface and said combined curb and 
gutter shall be backfilled with earth, free from animal 
or vegetable matter, said filling to' be four (4) feet 
wide at the top of the curb and even therewith and 
shall' slope down at the rate of one and one-half (iy2) 
feet 'horizontal to one (1) foot vertical. 



Said combined curb and gutter shall be so constructed 
that the upper surface of the gutter shall conform to 
the surface of the finished roadways as hereinafter 
described, and the top edge of the of the curb on each 
side of the roadway of each of said above specified 
streets and on each side of the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets extended from the curb line to the street 
line produced on each side of each of said above speci- 
fied streets shall coincide with the grade of said above 
specified streets; and the top edge of the curb on each 
side of the roadways of all intersecting alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line produced on each 
side of each of said above specified streets shall rise 
from the curb line to the street line produced at the 
rate of one (i) inch vertical to three (3) feet horizon- 
tal from the grade of said above specified streets, be- 
tween the points hereinbefore described, which grade 
is hereby established as follows, to wit: 

At the intersection of Foster avenue with Broadway, 
8:00 feet above datum. 



At the intersection of Foster avenue with Magnolia 
avenue, 7.60 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Foster avenue with Lakewood 
avenue, 7.85 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Foster avenue with Wayne 
avenue, 8.30 feet above datum; 

At the intersection of Foster avenue with Glenwood 
avenue, 10.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Foster avenue with North 
Clark street, 23.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Berwyn avenue with Broad- 
way, 8.00 feet above datum. 

Berwyn avenue at the east line of the alley first 
west of Broadway, 7.60 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Berwyn avenue with Magnolia 
avenue, 7.60 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Berwyn avenue with Lakewood 
avenue, 7.70 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Berwyn avenue with Wayne 
avenue, 8.30 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Berwyn avenue with Glenwood 
avenue, lOiOO feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Berwyn avenue with North 
Clark street, 23.40 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Balmoral avenue with Broad- 
way, 8.00 feet above datum. 

Balmoral avenue at the east line of the alley first 
west of Broadway, 7.60 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Balmoral avenue with Mag- 
nolia avenue, 7.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Balmoral avenue with Lake- 
wood avenue, 8.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Balmoral avenue with Wayne 
avenue, 8.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Balmoral avenue with Glen- 
wood avenue, 10.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Balmoral avenue with North 
Clark street, 23.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Balmoral avenue with North 
Ashland avenue, 20.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Rascher avenue with Glen- 
wood avenue, 9.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Catalpa avenue with Broad- 
way, 8.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Catalpa avenue with Magnolia 
avenue, 7.60 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Catalpa avenue with Lake- 
wood avenue, 7.70 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Catalpa avenue with Wayne 
avenue, 8.30 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Catalpa avenue with Glenwood 
avenue, 9.0O feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Gregory street with Glenwood 
avenue, 9.00 feet above datum. 



At the intersection s)f Bryn Mawr avenue with Mag- 
nolia avenue, 7.70 feet above datum. 



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At, (he intersection of Bryn Mawr avenue with Lake- 
wood avenue, 7.70 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Bryn Mawr avenue with 
Wayne avenue, 8.30 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Bryn Mawr avenue with Glen- 
wood avenue, 9.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Summerdale avenue with 
Glenwood avenue, 10,00 feet above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall be measured from 
the plane of low water in Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, 
as established by the Trustees of the Illinois and Michi- 
gan Canal, and adopted by the late Board of Drainage 
Commissioners and by the late Board of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago, and now represented by the Ordi- 
nance of July 11th, A. D. 1898, relating to the corrected 
elevation of the Old Lind Block mark which determines 
the base or datum for City Levels. 

The roadways of the several streets specified above 
between the points hereinbefore described and also the 
roadways of all streets and alleys intersecting the sev- 
eral streets specified above and extending from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets between the points 
hereinbefore described (except the intersections of Fos- 
ter avenue and Berwyn avenue and Balmoral avenue 
with Glenwood avenue land except the intersection of 
Balmoral avenue with North 'Clark street and also 
except that part of the intersection of Gregory street 
from the west curb line to the west line of 
Glenwood avenue), shall be so graded that after 
being thoroughly puddled and rolled with a roller 
of ten (10) tons' weight until the roadbeds arc 
thoroughly compacted and after the pavement herein- 
after described shall have been placed thereon, the sur- 
face of the pavement at the center of the finished road- 
way of each of said above specified streets and the 
center of the finished roadways of all intersecting 
streets extended from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of each of said above specified 
streets shall coincide with the established grade of 
said above specified streets herein described; and the 
surface of the said finished roadways at the summits in 
the gutters between catchbasins and adjoining the road- 
way face of the curbing shall be three (3) inches below 
said established grade; and the surface of the said fin- 
ished roadways at the catchbasin inlets in the gutters 
adjoining the roadway face of the curbing shall be ten 
(10) inches below said established grade. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining the roadway face 
of said curbing shall be uniform from the summits to 
the catchbasins, and a transverse section of the finished 
surface of the pavement and gutters shall be an arc of 
a circle passing through the said gutter grades and the 
.grade of the center of said finished roadway, at every 
part of the roadway of each of said above specified 
streets and at every part of the roadways of all streets 
intersecting the several streets specified above between 
the points hereinbefore described. 

In all intersecting alleys hereinbefore specified at 
the street lines produced of said above specified streets, 
the surface of the finished pavement adjoining the curb- 
ing shall be even with the top of the curbing, and the 
■surface of the finished pavement at the center of the 
roadway of said alleys shall be three (3) inches below 



the top of the curbing; and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement at the street lines pro- 
duced of said above specified streets shall be an arc of a 
circle passing through the said curb grade and the 
grade of the center of said finished roadways. The sur- 
face of the said pavement thence shall slope gradually 
to meet the gutters hereinbefore specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared between said points 
and between said gutters shall be spread a layer of 
Portland cement concrete six (6) inches in thickness. 
Said cement shall be so ground that ninety-two (92) 
per cent will pass through a standard number one 
hundred (100) sieve having ten thousand (10,000) 
meshes per square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar composed of one (1) 
part said Portland cement and three (3) parts torpedo 
sand, or three (3) parts of limestone screenings, free 
from dirt, dust and other impurities, exposed to the air 
for one (1) day and immersed in water for six (6) 
days, shall develop an ultimate tensile strength of two 
hundred (200) pounds per square inch. 

One (1) part cement which shall stand the above 
test and comply with the above requirements, and 
three (3) parts of torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of 
limestone screening, free from dirt, dust and other 
impurities, shall be thoroughly mixed dry and then 
made into a mortar with the least possible amount of 
water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality of slag, limestone, 
or other stone which shall be equal in quality for 
concrete purposes, 'of a size that will pass through 
a ring of two (2) inches internal diameter and be 
held on a ring of one half (Va) inch internal diameter, 
all of which slag or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, 
free from all foreign substances and drenched with 
water, shall then be incorporated immediately with 
the mortar. Each batch of concrete shall be thor- 
oughly mixed and at once spread upon the surface 
of said roadbeds, and thoroughly compacted by ram- 
ming until free mortar appears on the surface. The 
surface of said layer of concrete shall be parallel with 
and three and one-half (31/2) inches below the top 
of the finished pavement. 

Upon the concrete foundation as above specified 
shall be laid a binder course, composed of asphaltic 
cement and gravel or clean broken limestone crusher 
run and of varying sizes which will pass through a 
ring of one (1) inch internal diameter. 

The gravel or stone shall be heated and thoroughly 
mixed with the ashpaltic cement in the proportions 
of six (6) parts by weight of aspbaltic cement and 
ninety-four (94) parts by weight of gravel or stone. 
This binder shall be spread on the base above de- 
scribed, and while in a hot and plastic condition shall 
be rolled until it has a uniform thicknsss of one and 
one-half (11/2) inches. The upper surface shall be 
exactly parallel with and two (2) inches below the 
finished surface of the pavement. 

Upon this binder course shall be laid a wearing 
surface or pavement proper, which shall be composed 
of asphaltic cement seventeen (17) parts, sand seven- 
ty-three (73) parts, and pulverized carbonate of lime 
or pulverized silica te^n (10) parts. The sand and 
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perature of three hundred (300) degrees Fahrenheit. 
The pulverized carbonate of lime or the pulverized 
silica shall be mixed with the sand and these ingredi- 
ents then mixed with the asphaltic cement at the above 
temperature in an apparatus which shall effect a per- 
fect mixture. 

The material for pavement when mixed, as above 
shall be spread at a temperature of two hundred and 
fifty (250) degrees Fahrenheit. It shall be carefully 
spread by means of hot iron rakes in such manner 
as to give uniform and regular grade to such a depth, 
that after having received its ultimate compression 
it will have a thickness of two (2) inches. 

The entire surface of the roadways thus improved 
shall then be compressed by hand rollers, after which 
natural hydraulic cement in the proportion of one 
(1) barrel to each one thousand (1,000) square yards 
of surface shall be swept over it, and the whole then 
thoroughly compressed by rolling with a steam roller 
of ten (10) tons weight, the rolling being continued 
for five (5) hours for each one thousand (1,000) square 
yards of surface. 

All asphaltum used in the making of the asphaltic 
cement for both the binder and the wearing surface 
shall be asphaltum obtained from Pitch Lake in the 
Island of Trinidad, or asphaltum wh'ich shall be equal 
in quality for paving purposes to that obtained from 
Pitch Lake in the Island of Trinidad. 

Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
Magnolia avenue and located in the roadway of said 
Magnolia avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said Magnolia avenue. 

Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
Lakewood avenue and located in the roadway of said 
Lakewood avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said Lakewood avenue. 

Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
Wayne avenue and located in the roadway of said 
Wayne avenue- at necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said Wayne avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in Glenwoori 
avenue and located in the roadway of said Glenwood 
avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines 
of said Glenwood avenue. 

Twelve (12) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer 
in Foster avenue and located in the roadway of said 
Foster avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said Foster avenue. 

Twelve (12) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and located in the roadway of 
Berwyn avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said Berwyn avenue; six (6) to be con- 
nected with the sewer in Berwyn avenue; four (4) 
to be connected witli the sewer in Magnolia avenue 
and two (2) to be connected with the sewer in Lake- 
wood avenue. 

Fourteen (14) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and located in the roadway of 



Balmoral avenue ,at necessary points, adjacent" to the 
curb lines of said Balmoral avenue; four (4) to be con- 
nected with the sewer in Balmoral avenue; two (2) to 
be connected with the sewer in North Ashland avenue; 
two (2) to be connected with the sewer in Wayne 
avenue; two (2) to be connected with the sewer in 
Lakewood avenue, and four (4) to be connected with 
the sewer in Magnolia avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and located in the roadway of Gatalpa 
avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines 
of said Gatalpa avenue; four (4) to be connected with 
the sewer in Gatalpa avenue; two (2) to be connected 
with the sewer in Magnolia avenue and two (2) to be 
connected with the sewer in Wayne avenue. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be seven feet two inches 
deep, measuring from the top of the brickwork, and 
shall have an internal diameter of four feet at the bot- 
tom and to a plane five feet above and parallel therewith. 
The walls of said catchbasins ?ihall be eight inches thick 
and shall be built of two courses of sewer brick laid 
edgewise in perpendicular courses, upon a floor of pme 
plank two inches in thickness. The top of each of said 
catchbasins shall decrease to two feet internal diameter, 
being drawn in by means of nine header courses, the 
diameter being decreased uniformly for each course. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be connected with the 
sewer with tile pipe of eight inches internal diameter 
and shall be trapped with a half trap also of tile pipe 
of eight inches internal diameter. The said trap of each 
of said catchbasins shall be set so that the elevation of 
the bottom of the inside of the same shall be three feet 
six inches above the floor of the catchbasin. 



' Each of said catchbasins shall be provided with- a 
suitable cast-iron cover, each of which *vers, inclu- 
sive of lid, shall weigh five hundred and forty pounds. 
Each of said cast-iron covers shall be set so that the top 
of the san«e shall coincide with the finished surface of 
the pavement herein described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be straight, smooth 
and sound, thoroughly burned, well glazed and free from 
lumps and other imperfections, and three-fourths of an 
inch thick. 

All brick and the joints of the tile pipe above referred 
to shall be laid with the best quality of natural hy- 
draulic cement mortar and two parts clean, sharp sand. 
The several sewer manholes and catchbasins located 
in said roadway shall be raised or lowered as may be 
necessary to make them conform to the finished surface 
of said pavement; and the several catchbasins located 
outside of said roadway shall be raised or lowered as 
may be necessary to make them conform to the estab- 
lished grade herein described. The several catchbasins 
located on the line of the curb shall be raised or lowered 
and adjusted as may be necessary to make them con- 
form to the finished surface of said pavement, or to 
said established grade according to whether the major 
part of said catchbasin lies within or without the line 
of said curb. Gatchbasin inlets shall be constructed at 
necessary points in said gutters. The catchbasins not 
located in the gutters shall be connected with said inlets 
by means of tile pipe of eight (8) inches internal diame- 
ter laid with the best quality of natural hydraulic ce- 
ment mortar, composed of oae (1) part natural hydrau- 



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lie cement and two (2) parts clean, sharp sand. Said 
tile pipe shall be straight, smooth and sound, thoroughly 
burned, well glazed, free from lumps and other imper- 
fections, and three-fourths of an inch thick. 

Said work to be done in a workmanlike manner under 
the superintendence of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation of the Board 
of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago, provid- 
ing for said improvement, together with the estimate 
of the cost thereof made by the engineer of said Board, 
both hereto attached, be and the same are hereby ap- 
proved. 

Section 3. That said improvement shall be made and 
the cost thereof be paid by special assessment in ac- 
cordance with an Act of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning Local Im- 
provements," approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and the 
amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount herein or- 
dered to be assessed against the property, and also the 
assessment on each lot and parcel of land therein as- 
sessed shall be divided into five installments in the man- 
ner provided by the statute in such cases made and pro- 
vided, and each of said installments shall bear interest 
at the rate of five percentum per annum according to 
law until paid. 

Section 5. That for the purpose of anticipating the 
collection of the second and succeeding installments of 
said assessment for said improvement, bonds shall be 
issued payable out of said installments bearing interest 
at the rate of five percentum per annum, payable an- 
nually, and signed by the Mayor and by the President" 
of the Board of Local Improvements, countersigned by 
the City Comptroller and attested by the City Clerk 
under the corporate seal of the City of Chicago. Said 
bonds shall be issued in accordance with and««hall in all 
respects conform to the provision of the Act of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled "An Act 
Concerning Local Improvements," approved June 14th, 
A. D. 1897, and the amendments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Corporation Counsel be and he 
is hereby directed to file a petition in the Circuit, Supe- 
rior or County Court of Cook County, Illinois in the 
name of the City of Chicago, praying that steps may be 
taken to levy a special assessment for said improvement 
in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance and 
in the manner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances 
conflicting with this ordinance be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 



Dakin St., from N, Central Av. to N. Austin Av., Etc. 
(System): Paving with Asphalt. 

ALSO, 

The following recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance, which were ordered printed in the Journal and 
referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys: . 



RECOMMENDATION, ■ ESTIMATE AND ORDINANCE. 



recommendation by board op local improvements. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance for the improve- 
ment—adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, con- 
structing and connecting catchbasin inlets, construct- 
ing new brick catchbasins complete, constructing a 
concrete combined curb and gutter on cinders, gravel 
or sand, grading and paving with asphalt on six 
inches of Portland cement concrete, swept with natu- 
ral hydraulic cement, the roadways of a system of 
streets as follows, to wit: 

Dakin street, from a line parallel with and ten 
feet east of the west line of North Central avenue to' 
east line of North Austin avenue; Byron street, from 
a line parallel with and ten feet east of the west line 
of North Central avenue to the east line of North Aus- 
tin avenue; Berenice avenue, from a line parallel 
with and ten feet east of the west line of North 
Central avenue to the east line of North Aus- 
tin avenue; Gracie street, from a line parallel with 
and ten feet east of the west line of North Central 
avenue to a straight line connecting the northwest and 
southeast corners of North Austin avenue and Grace, 
street; North Major avenue, from the north line of 
Grace street to the south line of Irving Park boule- 
vard; North Menard avenue, from the north line of 
Grace street to the south line of Irving Park boule- 
vard; North Marmora avenue, from the north line of 
Grace street' to the south line of Irving Park boule- 
vard; North Austin avenue, from the north line of 
Grace street to the south line of Irving Park boule- 
vard produced west, and also the roadways of all in- 
tersecting streets and alleys extended from the curb 
line to the street line produced on each side of each 
of said above specified streets between said points, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, together with an estimate of the cost of said 
improvement, and recommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance and the making of the improvement con- 
templated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. J. Faherty,. 
David W. Clark, 
W. H. Blencoe, 
Joseph J. Elias, 
Oscar Wolff, 
Edward J. Glackin, 

Board of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago. 

Dated, Chicago, April 30, A. D. 1917. 



(Signed) 



estimate op' engineer. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, and to the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, in City Council assembled: 

The Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, having adopted a resolution that the road- 



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of North Austin avenue; Byron street from a line Dakin street, from a Ime parallel with and ten 

narillel with and ten feet east of the west line of (iq) feet east of the west line of North Central 

North Central avenue to the east line of North Austin avenue to the east line of North Austin avenue; 

avenue- Berenice avenue from a line parallel with and gy^on street, from a line parallel with and ten (10) 

ten feet east of the west line of North Central avenue fge^ ^ast of the west line of North Central avenue 

to the east line of North Austin avenue; Grace street ^^ t^e east line of North Austin avenue; Berenice 

from a line parallel with and ten feet east of the west avenue, from a line parallel with and ten (10) feet 

line of North Central avenue to a straight line con- g^st of the west line of North Central avenue to the 

necting the northwest and southeast corners of North gagj^ ijne of North Austin avenue; Grace street from 

Austin avenue and Grace street; North Major avenue ^ line parallel with and ten (10) feet east of 

from the north line of Grace street to the south line ^^e west line of North Central avenue to a 

of Irving Park boulevard; North Menard avenue from ' straight line connecting the northwest and south- 

the north line of Grace street to the south line of g^st corners of North Austin avenue and Grace 

Irving Park boulevard; North Marmora avenue from street; North Major avenue, from the north line of 

the north line of Grace street to the south line of Q^ace street to the south line of Irving Park boule- 

Irving Park boulevard; North Austin avenue from the ^^rd; North Menard avenue, from the north line of 

north line of Grace street to the south line of Irving Q^ace street to the south line of Irving Park boule- 

Park boulevard produced west, and also the roadways ^^rd; North Marmora avenue, from the north line 

of all intersecting streets and alleys extended from ^f Q^ace street to the south line of Irving Park 

the curb line to the street line produced on each side boulevard; North Austin avenue, from the north 

of each of said above specified streets between said u^e of Grace street to the south line of Irving Park 

points be improved by adjusting sewer manholes and boulevard produced west, and also the roadways of 
catchbasins constructing and connecting catchbasin ^^^ intersecting streets and alleys extended fr'om 

inlets constructing new brick catchbasins complete, ^^^ ^.^^^ line to the street line produced on each - 

constructing a concrete combined curb and gutter on gj^jg ^f ^ach of said above specified streets between 
cinders, gravel or sand, grading and paving with as- gajd points, in the city of Chicago, County of Cook 

phalt on six inches of Portland cement concrete, swept ^^^ ,mate of Illinois. 

with natural hydraulic cement, and presented to the , ^. ^ ., , ,, rif nf rhi 

City Council of the City of Chicago, a recommenda- ^^ ^^ ordained by the City Council of the City of Lhi- 
tion that such local improvement be made. I hereby cago: 

submit an estimate of the cost of such improvement, ^^^^^^^ ^ ^^^^ ^ ^^^^^ improvement shall be made . 

including labor and materials, viz.: ^_^^.^ ^^^ ^.^^ ^^ ^^.^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^ g^^^e 

Concrete combined curb and gutter on cin- of Illinois, the nature, character, locality and descrip- 

ders gravel or sand, 31,700 lineal feet - tion of which local improvement is as follows, to wit: 

at 70 cents ^ 22,190.00 ^^^^^ ^j^^ roadway of Dakin street from a line parallel 

Grading 17,500 cubic yards at $1.00 17,500.00 ^jth and ten (10) feet east of the west line of North 

Grading i /, jf ^^^ ^^^^ ^.^^ ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^e^^e. 

Paving with asphalt on ^^J^^^^^ .^^^'ll also the roadway of Byron street from a line parallel 

LTdraX^trnr ;i rtr y^^^^^ with and ten (10) feet east of the west line of North 

hydraulic cement, 4U, u q , 92,230.00 Central avenue to the east line of North Austm 

^ ^ . avenue- also the roadway of Berenice avenue from 

Constructing 67 new brick catchbasins com- ^ ^^^ ^^ ^ ^.^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^.^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ „f the west 

plete at $50.00 ' • ^.^^ ^^ ^^^^^ Central avenue to the east line of North 

Adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, Austin avenue, also the roadway of Grace street from 

and constructing and connecting catch- a line parallel with and ten (10) feet east of the west 

- basin inlets 7,730.00 ^.^^ ^^ ^^^^^ Central avenue to a straight line con- 

.,,„„„. on necting the northwest and southeast corners of North 

Total : $143,000.00 ^^^^.^ ^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^3^^^ also the roadway of 

• • 'tv,^ ohn^rp North Major avenue from the north line of Grace 

And I hereby certify that in my opinion the above ^^orth ^i^ aj^^ ^^^^^ ^_^^ ^^ ^^^.^^ ^^^^ boulevard, also 

estimate does not exceed the probable cost oi ine ^^^ ^^^^^^y of North Menard avenue from the north 

above proposed improvement. ^.^^ ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ ^he south line of Irving Park 

(Signed) ^- ^- ^^^^' boulevard, also the roadway of North Marmora avenue 

Enaineer of the Board of Local Improvements, from the north line of Grace street to the south line 

Dated, Chicago, April 30, A. D. 1917. " of Irving Park boulevard also the roadway o North 

Austin avenue from the north line ol Garce sireet w 

the south line of Irving Park boulevard produced west, 

the width of each of said roadways being hereby es- 

AN ORDINANCE tablished at twenty-four (24) feet and also the road- 

For the i,nprovem,nl-adjustmg sewer manholes and ways "'/"Jf-^-'j^^j^f ttaefLf TrXef on 

^^^:s^t^^i:z:si:^:i:. s^e oTLToiira^r sUe/s.ee. .. 



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April 30, 1917. 



Iwpon (ho points hereinbofore described, be and the 
same are hereby ordered improved as follows: 

A concrete combined curb and gutter shall be con- 
structed on each side of the roadway of each of said 
above specified streets between the points hereinbe- 
fore described (except across the roadways of all in- 
tersecting streets and alleys between the points here- 
inbefore described), in such a manner that the road- 
way face of the curb shall be parallel with and 
twelve (12) feet from the center line of each of said 
above specified streets; and a concrete combined curb 
and gutter shall be constructed on each side of the 
roadways of all intersecting streets and alleys ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street line produced 
on each side of each of said above specified streets 
between the points hereinbefore described in such a 
manner that the roadway face of the curb shall con- 
form with the curb line on each side of all said in- 
tersecting streets and in such a manner that the back 
of the curb shall conform with the alley line pro- 
duced on each side of all said intersecting alleys be- 
tween the points hereinbefore described. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be made as 
follows, to wit: 

The concrete to be used shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement mixed with torpedo sand 
or material equal thereto for concrete purposes, in 
the proportion of one (1) part cement and two (2) 
parts torpedo sand or material equal thereto, into 
which shall be incorporated four (4) parts of washed 
gravel or material equal thereto for concrete pur- 
poses, of varying sizes that will pass through a ring 
of one and one-half (IVa) inches internal diameter 
and be held on a ring of one-fourth (%) of an inch 
internal diameter. The cement and torpedo sand or 
material equal thereto shall be mixed thoroughly and 
then moistened with water to form a mortar, into 
which shall be incorporated the four (4) parts of 
washed gravel or material equal thereto as specified 
above and rammed into forms until solid. 

The material to be used in finishing the surface of 
said combined curb and gutter shall consist of the 
best quality of Portland cement and torpedo sand in 
the proportion of two (2) parts cement and three (3) 
parts torpedo sand, which, after being moistened with 
water to form a mortar, shall be evenly spread over 
the top and roadway face of the curb to a thickness 
of one-fourth (%) of an inch, and over the surface 
of the gutters to a thickness of one (1) inch so as 
to insure a smooth and even surface on the exposed 
surfaces of the combined curb and gutter after being 
evenly trowelled and finished with a broom. 

The curb shall be seven (7) inches thick and the 
height at the back shall vary from eighteen (18) 
inches at the catchbasin inlets to eleven (11) inches 
at the summits, and the gutter shall be twelve (12) 
inches in width and eight (8) inches in thickness. 
The upper roadway edge of the curb shall be rounded 
to an arc of a circle having a radius of one and one- 
half (1%) inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be constructed 
upon a bed of cinders, gravel or sand three (3) inches 
in depth after being flooded with water and thor- 
oughly compacted to an even surface and said com- 



bined surb and gutter shall be backfilled with earth 
iree from animal or vegetable matter, said filling to be 
four (4) feet wide at the top of the curb and even 
therewith and shall slope down at the rate of one 
and one-half (ly.) feet horizontal to one (1)' foot 
vertical. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be so con- 
constructed that the upper surface of the gutter shall 
conform to the surface of the finished roadways as 
hereinafter described, and the top of the curb on each 
side of the roadway of each of said above specified 
streets and on each side of the roadways of all in- 
tersecting streets extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets shall coincide, with the' grade 
of said above specified streets; and the top edge of 
the curb on each side of the roadways of all inter- 
secting^ alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of each of said above 
specified streets shall rise from the curb line to the 
street line produced at the rate of one (1) inch ver- 
tical to three (3) feet horizontal from the grade of 
said above specified streets, which grade is hereby 
established as follows, to wit: 

At the intersection of Dakin street with North 
Central avenue, 37.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Dakin street with North 
Major avenue, 39.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Dakin street with North 
Menard avenue, 39.40 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Dakin street with North 
Marmora avenue, 39.50 feet above datum. 

At the • intersection of Dakin street with North 
Austin avenue, 39.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Byron street with North 
Central avenue, 37.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Byron street with North 
Major avenue, 38.90 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Byron street with North 
Menard avenue, 39.40 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Byron street with North 
Marmora avenue, 39.20 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Byron street with North « 
Austin avenue, 39.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Berenice avenue with North 
Central avenue, 37.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Berenice avenue with North 
Major avenue, 38.20 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Berenice avenue with North 
Menard avenue, 39.00 feet above datum. 

Berenice avenue, 200 feet west of North Menard 
avenue, 38.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Berenice avenue with North 
Marmora avenue, 39.20 feet above datum.. 

At the intersection of Berenice avenue with North 
Austin avenue, 39.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Grace street with North 
Central avenue, 38.30 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Grace street with North 
Major avenue, 38.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Grace street with North 
Menard avenue, 39.00 feet above datum. 



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At the intersection of Grace • street with North 
Marmora avenue, 39.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Grace street with North 
Austin avenue, 40.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Irving Park boulevard with 
North Major avenue, 39.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Irving Park boulevard with 
North Menard avenue, 39.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Irving Park boulevard with 
North Marmora avenue, 40.20 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Irving Park boulevard with 
North Austin avenue, 40.50 feet above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall be measured from 
the plane of low water in Lake Michigan of A. D. 
1847, as established by the Trustees of the Illmois 
and Michigan Canal, and adopted by the late Board 
of Drainage Commissioners, and by the late Board ol 
Public Works of the City of Chicago, and now repre- 
sented by the Ordinance of July 11, A. D. 1898, re- 
lating to the corrected elevation of the Old Lind Block 
bench mark which determines the base or datum for 
City Levels; 

The roadways of the several streets specified above 
between the points hereinbefore described and also 
the roadways of all streets and alleys intersectmg the 
several streets specified above and extendmg from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets between the points 
hereinbefore described shall be so graded that alter 
being thoroughly puddled and rolled with a roller of 
ten (10) tons weight until the roadbeds are thoroughly 
compacted, and after the pavement hereinafter de- 
scribed shall have been placed thereon, the surface 
of the pavement at the center of the finished road- 
way of each of said above specified streets and the cen- 
ter of the finished roadways of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said above specified 
streets shall coincide with the established grade of 
said above specified streets herein described; and the 
surface of the said finished roadways at the summits 
in the gutters between catchbasins and adjoining the 
roadway face of the curbing shall be three (3) inches 
below said established grade; and the surface of the 
said finished roadways at the catchbasin inlets m the 
gutters adjoining the roadway face of the curbing 
shall be ten (10) inches below said established grade. 



pavement at the street lines produced of said above 
specified streets shall be an arc of a circle passing 
through the said curb grade and the grade of the 
center of said finished roadways. The surface of the 
said pavement thence shall slope gradually to meet 
the gutters herinbef ore specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared between said 
points and between said gutters shall be spread a layer 
of Portland cement concrete six (6) inches m thick- 
ness. Said cement shall be so ground that ninety-two 
(92) per cent will pass through a standard number one 
hundred (100) sieve having ten thousand (10,000) 
meshes per square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar composed of one. 
(1) part said Portland cement and three (3) parts 
torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of limestone screen- 
ings free from dirt, dust and other impurities, ex- 
posed to the air for one (1) day and immersed in 
water for six (6) days, shall develop an ultimate 
tensile strength of two hundred (200) pounds per 
square inch. 

One (1) part cement which shall stand the above 
test and comply with the above requirements, and 
(3) parts of torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of lime- 
stone screening, free from dirt, dust and other im- 
purities, shall be thoroughly mixed dry and then made 
into a mortar with the least possible amount of water. 
'Six (6) parts of the best quality of slag, limestone, 
or other stone which shall be equal in quality for con- 
crete purposes, of a size that will pass through a 
ring of two (2) inches internal diameter and be held 
on a ring of one half (Va) inch internal diameter, 
all of which slag or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned 
free from all foreign substances and drenched with 
water, shall then be incorporated immediately with 
the mortar. Each batch of concrete shall be thor- 
oughly mixed and at once spread upon the surface 
of said roadbeds and thoroughly compacted by ram- 
ming until free mortar appears on the surface. The 
surface of said layer of concrete shall be parallel with 
and three and one-half (3%) inches below the top 
of the finished pavement. 

Upon the concrete foundation as above specified shall 
be laid a binder course, composed of asphaltic cement 
and gravel or clean broken limestone crusher run and 
of varying sizes which will pass through a ring of 
one (1) inch internal diameter. 



The slope of the gutters adjoining the roadway face 
of said curbing shall be uniform from the summits to 
the catchbasins, and a transverse section of the fin- 
ished surface of the pavement and gutters shall be 
an arc of a circle passing through the said gutter grades 
and the grade of the center of said finished road- 
way, at every part of the roadway of each of said 
above specified streets and at every part of the road- 
ways of all streets intersecting the several streets speci- 
fied above between the points hereinbefore described. 
In all intersecting alleys hereinbefore specified at 
the street lines produced of said above specified 
streets, the surface of the finished pavement adjoin- 
ing the curbing shall be even with the top of the 
curbing, and the surface of the finished pavement at 
the center of the roadway of said alleys shall be 
three (3-) inches below the top of the curbing; and 
a transverse section of the finished surface of the 



The gravel or stone shall be heated and thoroughly 
mixed with the asphaltic cement in the proportions 
of six (6) parts by weight of asphaltic cement and 
ninety-four (94) parts by weight of gravel or stone. 
This binder shall be spread on the base above described, 
and while in a hot and plastic condition shall be 
rolled until it has a uniform thickness of one and 
one-half (IVa) inches. The upper surface shall be 
exactly parallel with and two (2) inches below the 
finished surface of the pavement. 

Upon this binder coupse shall be laid a wearing 
surface or pavement proper, which shall be composed 
of asphaltic cement seventeen (17) parts, sand seventy- 
three (73) parts, and pulverized carbonate of lime 
or pulverized silica ten (10) parts. The sand and 
asphaltic cement shall be heated separately to a tem- 
perature of three hundred (300) degrees Fahrenheit. 
The pulverized carbonate of lime or the pulverized 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



April 30, 1917. 



sihca sliall bo mixed with the sand and these ingredients 
then mixed with the asphaltic cement at the above 
temperature in an apparatus which shall effect a per- 
fect mixture. 

The material for pavement when mixed as above 
shall be spread at a temperature of two hundred and 
fifty (250) degrees Fahrenheit. It shall be carefully 
spread by means of hot iron rakes in such manner as 
to give uniform and regular grade to such a depth, 
that after having received its ultimate compression 
it will have a thickness of two (2) inches. 

The entire surface of the roadways thus improved 
shall then be compressed by hand rollers, after which 
natural hydraulic cement in the proportion of one 
(1) barrel to each one thousand (1,000) .square yards 
of surface shall be swept over it, and the whole then 
thoroughly compressed by rolling with a steam roller 
of ten (10) tons weight, the rolling being continued 
for five (5) hours for each one thousand (1,000) 
square yards of surface. 

All asphaltum used in the making of the asphaltic 
cement for both the binder and the wearing surface 
shall be asphaltum obtained from Pitch Lake in the 
Island of Trinidad, or asphaltum which shall be equal 
in quality for paving purposes to that obtained from 
Pitch Lake in the Island of Trinidad. 

Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer 
in Dakin street and located in the roadway of said 
Dakin street at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said Dakin street. 

Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer 
in Byron street and located in the roadway of said 
Byron street at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said Byron street. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in Bere- 
nice avenue and located in the roadway of said 
Berenice avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said Berenice avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in Grace 
street and located in the roadway of said Grace street 
at necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines of 
said Grace street. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed - 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in North 
Menard avenue and located in the roadway of said 
North Menard avenue at necessary points, adjacent 
to the curb lines of said North Menard avenue. 

Eleven (11) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer 
in North Austin avenue and located in the roadway 
of said North Austin avenue at necessary points, ad- 
jacent to the curb lines of said North Austin avenue. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be seven feet two 
inches deep, measuring from the top of the brickwork, 
and shall have an internal diameter of four feet at the 
bottom and to a plane five feet above and parallel there- 
with. The walls of said catchbasins shall be eight inches 
thick and shall be built of two courses of sewer brick 
laid edgewise in perpendicular courses, upon a floor 



of pine plank two inches in thickness. The top of 
each of said catchbasins shall decrease to two feet 
internal diameter, being drawn in by means of nine 
header courses, the diameter being decreased uni- 
formly for each course. 

Each of said catch-basins shall be connected with 
the sewer with tile pipe of eight inches internal dia- 
meter and shall be trapped with a half trap also of 
tile pipe of eight inches internal diameter. The said 
trap of each of said catchbasins shall be set so that 
the elevation of the bottom of the inside of the same 
shall be three feet six inches above the floor of the 
catchbasin. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be provided with a 
suitable cast iron cover, each of which covers, in- 
clusive of lid, shall weigh five hundred and forty 
pounds. Each of said- cast iron covers shall be set 
so that the top of the same shall coincide with the 
finished surface of the pavement herein described. 

The tile pipe specified shall be straight, smooth 
and sound, thoroughly burned, well glazed and free 
from lumps and other imperfections, and three-fourths 
of an inch thick. 

All brick and the joints of the tile pipe above re- 
ferred to shall be laid with the best quality of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, composed of one part natural 
hydraulic cement and two parts clean, sharp sand. 

The several sewer manholes and catchbasins lo- 
cated in said roadways shall be raised or lowered as 
may be necessary to make them conform to the fin- 
ished surface of said pavement, and the several catch- 
basins located outside of said roadways shall be raised 
or lowered ,as may be necessary to make them con- 
form to the established grade herein described. The 
several catchbasins located on the line of the curb 
shall be raised or lowered and adjusted as may be 
necessary to make them conform to the finished sur- 
face of said pavement, or to said established grade 
according to whether the major part of said catchbasin 
lies within or without the line of said curb. Catch- 
basin inlets shall be constructed at necessary points 
in said gutters. The catchbasins, not located in the 
gutters shall be connected with said inlets by means 
of tile pipe of eight (8) inches internal diameter 
laid with the best quality of natural hydraulic cement 
mortar, composed of one (1) part natural hydraulic 
cement and two (2) parts clean, sharp sand. Said 
tile pipe shall be straight, smooth and sound, thor- 
oughly burned, well glazed, free from lumps and other 
imperfections, and three-fourths of an inch thick. 

Said work to be done in a workmanlike manner 
under the superintendence of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2, That the recommendation of the Board 
of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago, pro- 
viding for said improvement, together with the esti- 
mate of the cost thereof made by the engineer of said 
Board, both hereto attached, be and the same are hereby 
approved. 

Section 3. That said improvement shall be made 
and the cost thereof be paid by special assessment in 
accordance with an Act of General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning Local 



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57 



Improvements." approved June 14, A. D. 1897, and the 
amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount herein 
ordered to be assessed against the property, and also 
the assessment on each lot and parcel of land therein 
assessed shall be divided into five installments in the 
manner provided by the statute in such cases made 
and provided, and each of said installments shall bear 
interest at the rate of five per centum per annum ac- 
cording to law until paid. 

Section 5. That for the purpose of anticipating the 
collection of the second and succeeding installments 
of said assessment for said improvement, bonds shall 
be issued payable out of said installments bearing m- 
terest at the rate of five per centum per annum, pay- 
able annually, and signed by the Mayor and by the 
President of the Board of Local Improvements, coun- 
tersigned by the City Comptroller and attested by the 
City Clerk under the corporate seal of the City of 
Chicago. Said bonds shall be issued in accordance 
with and shall in all respects conform to the provi- 
sion of the Act of the General Assembly of the State 
of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning Local Improve- 
ments," approved June 14. A. D. 1897, and the amend- 
ments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Corporation Counsel be and 
he is hereby directed to file a petition in the Cir- 
cuit Superior or County Court of Cook County, Illi- 
nois', in the name of the City of Chicago, praying that 
steps may be taken to levy a special assessment for 
said improvement in accordance with the provisions 
of this ordinance and in the manner prescribed by 
law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or parts of ordi- 
nances conflicting with this ordinance be and the same 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Finance. 



Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Szyfnkowski, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adam- 
kiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Franz, Walker, H. R. Mc- 
Cormick, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, 
Link, Oapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 
Nays — ^None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, The Auburn State Bank of Chicago was 
selected as a depositary for city ftmds for the year 
1917 by an ordinance passed by the City Council on 
December 28, 1916, which authorized the deposit of 
seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000.00) of such 
funds in said bank; and, 

, Whereas, By mutual agreement entered into be- 
tween the City Comptroller and the officers of said 
bank it was determined that the amount to be de- 
posited shall be not more than twenty-five thousand 
dollars ($25,000.00) for which a new bond was to be 
given to the city; therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That the bonds of the Auburn State 
Bank of Chicago running to the City of Chicago and 
guaranteeing deposits to the extent of seventy-five 
thousand dollars ($75,000.00) in said bank during the 
fiscal year of 1917 which were heretofore approved 
by the City Council, be and the same are hereby can- 
celled and the City Clerk is hereby authorized and 
directed to return said cancelled bonds to said Auburn 
State Bank of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the bond of the Auburn State 
Bank of Chicago with the National Surety Company 
as surety thereon for the sum of twenty-five thousand 
dollars ($25,000.00) to cover deposits of the city in 
said Auburn State Bank during the balance of the 
year 1917 be and the same is hereby approved. 

Section 3. That the amount of the deposits of city 
money in the Auburn State Bank of Chicago shall not 
exceed the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars 
($25,000.00) at any one time during the remainder of 
the fiscal year 1917. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take eifect and be 
in force from and after its passage and approval. 



Auburn State Bank of Chicago: Approval of New Bond 
as City Depositary. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith, providing for cancellation of bonds here- 
tofore filed by the Auburn State Bank of Chicago, and 
approving a new bond filed by said bank as a city 
depositary. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas_Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, Nance, A. A. MoCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, 
Cross, Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, 



Gasoline and Kerosene: Purchase for May, 1917. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing the Business Agent to purchase ^gasoline and 
kerosene. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed', 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — iCoughlin, Kenna, Nom-is, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 



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April 30, 1917. 



McNicliols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Horne, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adainowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 
Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase, without advertising, gasoline 
and kerosene in such quantities as may be required 
by the various city departments during the month of 
May, 1917, at not to exceed the prevailing market 
price. 



Municipal Bonds: Reprinting and Re-engraving, 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing the reprinting and re-engraving of certain 
municipal bonds. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, MdDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNiehols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Horne, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Stefifen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark-^66. 

iVays-p-tNone. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to have engraved and 
reprinted such City of Chicago bonds as were invali- 
dated by the election of a new City Clerk; the cost of 
such work of reprinting and engraving such bonds 
not to exceed the sum of four thousand dollars 
($4,000.00). 



Rogers Park Day Nursery: Sale of Flowers on Streets. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom had . been referred 
(April 23, 1917, page 33) an order directing issuance 
of permits to the Rogers Park Day Nursery to sell 
flowers on certain streets, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of said order. 



Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 

' yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— iCoughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz,. 
Uiff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer,. Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNiehols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Horne, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler. 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
iain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark^6i6. 

Nays — iNone. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the Superintendent of Police be and they are here- 
by authorized and directed to issue all necessary per- 
mits to the Rogers Park Day Nursery to sell flowers 
on any or all streets in the 25th Ward on May 12, 1917. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
matter of adjustment of Union scale for various city 
employes, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of an ordi- 
nance submitted herewith and two orders (an ordi- 
nance appropriating $20,380.00 from the Water Fund 
for the Bureau of Engineering) [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 728]. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to pay salaries and wages 
of steam fitters at not to exceed Union scale out of 
appropriation of four thousand five hundred ($4,500) - 
dollars, set up in the 1917 appropriation ordinance for 
steam fitters' helpers. Account 176-A-l, Bureau of 
Waste Disposal. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ under the Con- 
struction Division Capital account. Bureau of Engi- 
neering, twenty (20) steam fitters at not to exceed 
Union scale, in lieu of twenty (20) steam fitters' help- 
ers; and eight (8) cement finishers at not to exceed 
Union scale, in lieu of eight cement finishers' helpers; 
and two (2) stationary firemen at one thousand three 
hundred twenty ($1,320) dollars per year, in lieu of 
two stationary firemen at one thousand two hundred 
dollars per year; also, under the "Water Works Re- 
pair Shop Capital Account", Bureau of Engineering, 
three (3) steam fitters at not to exceed Union scale, 
in lieu of three steam fitters' helpers. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

■J Chairman. 



April 30, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMilTTEES. 



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i. 



ALSO, 



ALSO, 



(Signed) 



The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication in re purchase by the city of prop- 
erty for Fourth Ward Yard, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of an ordinance submitted herewith (an 
ordinance authorizing the City Comptroller to purchase 
certain property for the Fourth Ward Yard) [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 728]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re settlement of strike by payment of $7.00 
per day for teams, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of an ordinance submitted herewith (an ordinance au- 
thorizing the Commissioner of Public Works to pay 
$7.00 per day for teams and $5.00 per day for single 
rigs for nine hours) [ordinance printed in Pamphlet 
No. 728]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re appropriations from Vehicle Tax Fund, 
haying had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of an ordinance 
submitted herewith (an ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance passed March 28, 1917, and appropriating 
$100,000.00 from the wheel tax) [ordinance printed in 
' Pamphlet No. 728]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A.. Richert, 

Chairman. 



(Signed) 



The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the General Superintendent of 
Police in re unpaid bills, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of an ordinance submitted herewith (an ordi- 
nance appropriating $23,943.33 for unpaid bills in the 
Police Department) [ordinance printed in Pamphlet 
No. 728], ' 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
matter of claim of Advance Plastering Co. for payment 
for work done on premises 857 Wilson avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by this 
Council on June 12, 1916, and shown at page 706 of 
the Council Proceedings of that date, authorizing pay- 
ment to the Advance Plastering Co., be and the same 
is hereby repealed and the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized and directed to issue a 
voucher in favor of the Advance Plastering Co. in the 
sum of seven hundred fifty ($750.00) dollars, same to 
be in full of all claims for damages to building at 857 
Wilson avenue caused by the construction of the Wil- 
son Avenue Tunnel, and charge same to Construction 
Division Capital Account, and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay the same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



(Signed) 



ALSO, 



The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldennen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re acceptance of black soil by the city at 
Western avenue near 53rd street, having had the same 



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April 30, 1917. 



under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to accept the offer of E. 
L. Archibald & Company, 111 West Washington street, 
to furnish to the Department of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, free of any cost to the city, 1,000 yards, 
more or less, of black soil now situated at Western 
avenue near 53rd street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor und Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the City Comptroller in re un- 
paid bills of the Board of Local Improvements, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized to pay vouchers from the Board of 
Local Improvements for court reporting and real es- 
tate expert service for 1916, amounting to $713.50, 
from appropriations for the Board of Local Improve- 
ments for the year 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re employment of a Junior Stenographer, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his. 
request of April 6, 1917, attached hereto, to employ 
one junior stenographer at not to exceed $1,080.00 per 
annum, for a period of not to exceed sixty days, salary 
of said stenographer to be charged to Account 503-A, 
appropriations 1917, 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

. Chairman. 



also, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

YovLT Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
matter of payment of structural iron inspectors, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ, under the 
Testing Division — ^Bureau of Engineering, one struc- 
tural iron inspector at $5,60 per day in lieu of one 
structural iron inspector at $5.44 per day. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 



Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Bbck, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of two Ford automobiles, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of February 5, 1917, attached hereto, to 
purchase two Ford automobiles for use in the Pipe 
Yards and Stores Division, said automobiles to be 
fitted with delivery bodies to be used for messenger 
and light delivery service in all the divisions of the 
Bureau of Engineering and for the purpose of pro- 
viding for the discontinuance of the practice of using 
laborers or other employes for messenger service in 
the City Hall and Municipal Shops, the cost of said 
automobiles to be charged to the Municipal Plant 
capital account. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 



April 30, 1917. 



REPORTS OF OOMMITTEEiS. 



61 



(Signed) 



Works asking authority to purchase two Ford auto- 
mobiles with truck bodies for the Construction Di- 
vision, Bureau of Engingering, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of April 24, 1917, to purchase, without 
advertising and without bond, for the use of the Con- 
struction Division of the Bureau of Engineering, two 
Ford automobiles, without self starters, at the current 
market price, and fit them with truck bodies, charg- 
ing the cost to the Construction Division Capital Ac- 
count. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: , 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works asking authority to purchase two Ford runa- 
bouts, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of April 25, 1917, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase without advertising two 1917 Model "T" Ford 
runabout automobiles at not to exceed three hundred 
fifty-seven and twenty one-hundredths ($357.20) dol- 
lars each and charge same to Water Works Shops Sus- 
pense Stock Account. 

Respectfully submitted, 

, John -A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



machine with 110 volt D. C. motor at a cost of not to 
exceed $87.50, and charge same to the Testing Division 
Capital Account. 



(Signed) 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

John A. 

ALSO, 



Richert, 
Chairman 



The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred and 
published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of letter file, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of March 23rd, 1917, attached hereto 
to purchase one four-drawer letter file at not to exceed 
$15.00, and charge same to Construction Division capital 
account. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 
Chairman. 

also, 



(Signed) 



The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council -Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of grinding and polishing ma- 
chine, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of April 17, 1917, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase one "Mysor" combination grinding and polishing 



The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
' Works in re purchase of additional lumber not included 
in annual contracts, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to purchase from the 
Edward Hines Lumber Co. and the Thornton Glaney 
Lumber Co., who have contracts with the Department of 
Public Works, the necessary lumber for work of the 
police and fire department shops in addition to the items 
included in their present contracts at the price named 
in their proposals of March 30th and April 6th respec- 
tively. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 



(Signed) 



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REPORTS OP COMMTTTEES. 



April 30, 1917. 



Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of mortar mixer, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 30th, 1917, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase one mortar mixer at an estimated cost of not to 
exceed Three Hundred Fifty ($350.00) Dollars and 
charge same to Construction Division capital account. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chigago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of Oxweld Cutting Station, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage pf the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 28th, 1917, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase one Oxweld Cutting Station complete at a cost of 
not to exceed One Hundred Seventy-five ($175.00) Dol- 
lars, and charge same to Construction Division capital 
account. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) john A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chigago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of paints and painter's supplies, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to purchase, without ad- 
vertising, paints and painter's supplies from the low bid- 
ders on each portion as listed in his communication of 
April 7th, 1917, attached hereto and made a part hereof. 



cost of said materials to be charged to appropriations 
heretofore made for the Department of Public Works. 

Respectfully 'submitted, 
(Signed) jqhn A. Righert, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chigago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of pyrometer, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner' of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of April 6th, 1917, attached hereto, to purchase 
one Bristole indicating electric pyrometer, high resist- 
ance model 349; at not to exceed Ninety ($90.00) 
Dollars and charge same to Testing Division capital ac- 
count. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) . John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chigago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the 'Commissioner of Public 
Works asking amendment to order authorizing purchase 
of one rotor, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order : 

Ordered, That an order passed February 19, 1917, 
page 3510 of Council Proceedings of that date, authoriz- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to purchase from 
the Burke Electric Company of Erie, Pa., one rotor 
complete for the sum of $3,163.00, be amended as to 
time of delivery by striking out "July 15, 1917" and in- 
serting in lieu thereof "October 1, 1917", making that 
part of order read "time of delivery to be not later than 
October 1, 1917." 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 



AprH 30, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COiMMTTTEEiS. 



63 



Chicago, April 30, 1917. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works asking authority to purchase testing machme, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of April 5th, 1917. attached hereto, to Purchase 
one 300-pound American Steam Gauge Dead Weight 
Testing Machine at a cost of not to exceed Sixty 
($60.00) Dollars, and charge same to Testing Division 
capital account. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Cip of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of typewriter, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is 'hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 24th, 1917, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase one No. 5 Underwood typewriter for a sum not to 
exceed One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars, and charge same 
to the Construction Division capital account. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) JOHN A- R^^«^^^' 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published; 



to exceed Twenty-eight Thousand ($28,000.00) Dollars 
expense of same to be charged to appropriations here- 
tofore made. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) JOHN A. richert, - 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

• The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: ' 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re payment of damage to freight car by fire 
at the Municipal Reduction Plant, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to pay the bill of the 
Chicago Junction Railway Company, amounting to 
$31.35, for damages to €. J. Car No. 600, caused by spon- 
taneous combustion in rubbish loaded at Municipal Re- 
duction Plant, from Account 250-E-3 appropriations for 
1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) ' JOHN A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of oiling and flushing machines, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of April 11th, 1917, attached hereto, 
to purchase, without advertising, four automatic combi- 
nation oiling and flushing machines from the Good 
Roads Company of Kansas City, Mo., for the sum of not 



also, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Fire Marshal in re additional 
appropriation for tools, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pass- 
age of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal and the City Comp- 
troller be and they are hereby authorized to charge the 
cost of new tools or repair of tools in the Fire Depart- 
ment against Account 35 E until such time as additional 
appropriations are made to the credit of Account 35 W. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 



64 • REPORTS OF GOMMrTTEEiS. April 30, d.917. 

a communication from the Fire Marshal asking author- conduit and electrical construction inspectors at $140 00 

ity to purchase search lights, having had the same under per month, and to expend as overhead supervision and 

advisement beg leave to report and recommend the engineering the following amounts as designated ■ 

passage of the following order: 8^,^^^^^ ...$5500000 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby Compensation for personally owned auto- 

authorized, in accordance with his request of March mobiles 4 000 00 

28th, 1917, attached hereto, to purchase without adver- Supplies Ai^c^t^c^n 

(ising, one thousand, more or less, firemen's search lights . t '"I •' ' ' ' ^'"""•"" 

at not to exceed $1.25 each and one hundred, more or Apparatus, etc 1,000.00 

less, holders for same at not to exceed $2.00 each, from Furniture and office fittings 207.02 

the Marine Torch 'Company, expense of same to be Printing and stationery 1,000.00 

charged to appropriations heretofore made for the Fire Advertising 'sOO'OO 

^'^^'^"''"^- Car fare '.V.V.V.V.'..' '.".'.'/.. '.'.'.'. [ 600.00 

Respectfully submitted, Rent of buildings 1,200.00 

(Signed) • john A. Richert, Impersonal services. ... .' 200.00 

Chairman. Damages and refunds. . .- ; 250.00 

ALSO, ^°°^^ '■...... 2,200.00 

and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 
Ihe same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred Respectfully submitted, 
and ordered published: ' OSigned) ' John A. Richert, 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. Chairman, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in ^^^°' 

City Council Assembled: The same committee submitted the following re- 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred Za'aZTa pTblish" "°'"' "' ^''^ ^''''' ''''"'' 
a communication from Fire Marshal in re purchase of oraerea pupiisned. 

two 2 1/2 -ton "White" tractors, having had the same un- ' Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

der advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the t« ,7, m„ . ^ ai^ ... ^. 

passage of the following order- ^^ ^"-^ ^"^^^^ ^^^ Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 
Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase two 2%-ton '"White" trac- ^°^^ Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
tors, without advertising, at not to exceed Thirty-eight ^ communication from the City Comptroller in re pay- 
Hundred ($3800.00) each, from the White Company, f°" ^°^ *^® Harbor and Subway Commission, having had 
Chicago, expense of same to be charged to appropria- ^^^^ ""^^^ advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
tions heretofore made for apparatus in the Fire Depart- °"""^6nd the passage of the following order : 
^^^^- Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is here- 
Respectfully submitted, ^'^ authorized to pass pay roH, amounting to $100.30, in 
(SicTied) Tr.„.T A Tj ^^'^°'^ of John G. Mitchell for services rendered the Har- 
^ ^ ^ -^^^^ ^- RICHERT. bor and Subway Commission as arbiter, when properly 
I , Chairman, approved by the said Harbor and Subway Commission. 
also, • '".Respectfully submitted, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- ^^^^'^^^) John A. Richert, 

port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred Chairman. 

and ordered published: ' ^j^g^ 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. The same committee, submitted the following re- 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in ^"^"i^' ^^''']^ "^f' ^n motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
City Council Assembled: ordered published: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

a communication from the Commissioner of Gas and ^^ ^^^ Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Electricity in re matter of overhead charges from street f^^^V Cou/icil Assembled: 

lighting bond budget, having had the same under ad- vnnr rnnimuto . t?- . u 

visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pass- Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 

age of the following order • ^ communication from the Harbor and Subway Commis- 

^ , , ^^ ^^ ■ sion in re purchase of signal light for breakwater, hav- 

prdered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 

tricity be and he is hereby authorized to expend from and recommend the passage of the following order- 

the street lighting extension bond appropriations money Or-rf^r-^^ Tbnf tho Uo.k^ aou ^ ■ ■' 

for the following purposes as overhead expense - , Ordered, T.hat the. Harbor and Subway Commission be 

The emnlovment nf fnrpm.., .^ r ,'• '^ '^ '^ ^^^^^^ authorized to enter into a contract, 

ine employment of foreman of hnemen, Imemen, without advertising, with the Safety Car Heating and 

foreman of cable splicers, cable splicers, cable splicers' Lighting Company, or furnishing a signal lantern wUh 

helpers and mechanics, at not to exceed the union scale, complete accessories for the south dock will andirak^ ' 



April 30, 1917. 



REPORTS OF OOiM'MITTEES. 



65 



water in Harbor District No. 1, in accordance with the 
said company's proposal and plans on file in the offices 
of the Harbor'and Subway Commission, for a sum not 
to exceed $700.00; and the City Comptroller and City 
Treasurer are hereby authorized to pay for the same 
from the 1917 appropriations Account "800-X-9". 
Respectfully submitted, 

(iSigned) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 



Chicago, April 30, 1917. 



Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the House of Correction in re 
employment of automobile repairman, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of the House of 
Correction be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request of April 9th, 1917, attached hereto, to 
employ one automobile repairman at not to exceed One 
Hundred ($100.00) Dollars per month, to be paid out of 
the House of Correction capital account. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

. Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
matter of reinstatement of matrons at the House of 
Correction, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of the House of 
Correction be and he is hereby authorized to employ two 
matrons at not to exceed Eight Hundred Forty 
($840.00) Dollars per annum instead of $720.00 per 
annum as set up in the Appropriation Bill, the addi- 
tional expense of said matrons to be charged to ap- 
propriations heretofore made for salaries at the House 
of Correction. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re-referred 
(February 19, 1917), claim of George Imiter for damage 
to property, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing' order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is here- 
by authorized and directed to pay to George Imiter the 
sum of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars, same to be in full of all 
claims against the city for damages for flooding of 
truck farm at Lincoln and Peterson avenues, including 
stock of vegetables and hot houses, on January 20th. 
21st and 22nd, 1916, and charge same to Account 22 U 2, 
appropriations 1917. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



also. 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, whid.h was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication *from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re merging appropriation for machinists' help- 
ers and appropriations for machinists or millwrights, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to pay salaries and wages 
of machinists and millwrights at not to exceed union 
scale out of appropriation of Four Thousand Six Hun- 
dred Fifty ($4,650.00) Dollars set up in the appropria- 
tion ordinance of 1917 for machinists' helpers. Account 
175 A 1. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 
Chairman, 

ALSO, 



(Signed) 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitting bill of A. M. McKay for servic.es, hav- 
ing had the same under ^advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improvements be 
and it is hereby authorized to charge voucher for 



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April 30, 1917. 



$150.00 in favor of A. .M. McKay for services performed 
in October, 1916, to appropriations for expert services 
for the year 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(iSigned) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Chief Justice of the Munici- 
pal Court in re extras on contract for printing annual 
report, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Chief Justice of the Municipal 
Court be and he is hereby authorized to allow extras 
amounting to $171.75 on the contract for printing the 
annual report of the Municipal Courts and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from appropriations 
heretofore made for the Municipal Courts, when prop- 
erly approved by the Chief Justice, 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



(Signed) 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of materials for Municipal 
Foundry, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to purchase, without ad- 
vertising, in the open market, materials for the Munici- 
pal Foundry, as may be required during the year 1917. 
Report of each purchase is to be submitted immediately 
to the Finance Committee of the City Council. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) john A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following, re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 



Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re payment for gasoline purchased on emer- 
gency during November, 1916, for the Municipal Reduc- 
tion Plant, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
the Standard Oil Company the sum of Two Thousand 
Four Hundred Eighty-nine and Sixty-seven Hundredths 
($2,489.67) Dollars for one car of 10,331 gallons of de- 
greasing gasoline delivered by the above to the Munici- 
pal Reduction Plant in emergency on November 24, 1916. 
Same to be paid out of appropriations for 1917, Ac- 
count 175-€-2, Supplies for the Extractor Plant, Bureau 
of Waste Disposal. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) jqhn A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works asking authority to purchase a Barrett truck, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 19th, 1917, attached hereto to pur- 
chase one Barrett truck, model "B"-948, with hydraulic 
check, at not to exceed the sum of One Hundred Ten 
($110.00) Dollars, and charge same to Municipal Shops 
capital account. 

Respectfully submitted, » 

John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



(Signed) 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, April 30, 1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re-referred 
(Dec. 20, 1916), claim of W. H. Myers for refund of spe- 
cial assessment, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order : 



nsasmnnw' 



April 30, 1917, 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



e7 



Ordered, That, the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue a 
voucher in favor of W. H. Myers in the sum of $52.16, 
being amount paid for installation of service pipes un- 
der special assessment warrant No. 41657 in lots 3, 4, 7 
and 18, block 6, Myers' Subdivision, Section 14-38-13, 
when pipes had already been laid by private contract, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the same from 
Account 503 U, appropriations 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 



the Department of Public Works, using Laminated Steel 
in said construction, and at a cost of net to exceed $10,- 
987.00, for this work complete, payment to be made 
from an appropriation heretofore passed by the City 
Council, and published in the Annual Appropriation 
Bill for the year 4917. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the General Superintendent of 
Police in re amendment to council order of March 19th, 
1917, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by this 
Council on March 19th, 1917, and shown at page 3792 of 
the Council Proceedings of that date, authorizing the 
General Superintendent of Police to continue the opera- 
tion of the repair shops during March be and the same is 
hereby amended as follows : By striking out of the last 
line of said order "30 E" and inserting in lieu thereof 
"30 A 14", and by inserting after the words "during the 
month of March" the words "and one foreman of shops 
at $150.00 a month for the year 1917." 
Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert. 
Chairman. 

ALSO. 



(Signed) 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
matter of Tag Day for the Bohemian Charitable Associa- 
tion, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That there be and is hereby granted to the 
Bohemian Charitable Association the privilege of con- 
ducting a Tag Day in the 10th, 11th, 12th, 20th, 27th 
and 34th Wards of the City of Chicago on May 30, 1917, 
and the General Superintendent of Police and the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to issue the necessary per- 
mits therefor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



(Signed) 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on ntiotion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

iGhicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication, from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re contract for cell work at the 9th and 24th 
District Police Stations, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pass- 
age of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into contract, 
without further advertising, with the F. P. Smith Wire 
and Iron Works, for the construction and erection of 
cell work in the 9th District Police Station, located at 
91st street and Cottage Grove avenue, and in the 24th 
District Police Station, located at Chicago and Lorel 
avenues, in accordance with the specifications on file in 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: ' 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(April 23, 1917, page 4306), a petition for Tag Day for 
Memorial Hospital, having the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That June 5th, 1917, be and the same is 
hereby set aside as Tag Day for the Memorial Hospital 
for the purpose of collecting funds to erect a hospital 
building and a base hospital unit for the Memorial Hos- 
pital, and that the General Superintendent of Police and 
the Commissioner of Public Works are hereby author- 
ized to issue necessary permits for said Tag Day. 
Respectfully submitted 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



April 30, 1917. 



Chigago, April 30, 1917. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re extension of the water main in 39th street 
from Paulina street to the Central Manufacturing Dis- 
trict between Ashland and Western avenues, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order; 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into an agree- 
ment with the Central Manufacturing District for the 
laying of 24-inch water main in West 39th street from 
a connection with the 36-inch main now in Paulina 
street west to the center line of Robey street, the city 
to furnish the material and lay said water main, and 
the Trustees of the Central Manufacturing District to 
deposit with the eity, before the work eommences, the 
sum of Sixteen Thousand ($16,000'.00) Dollars, being 
the estimated cost of said work, additional money to be 
deposited if the cost exceeds said sum and the City to 
repay to the Trustees the difference between the $16,- 
000.00 so deposited and the actual cost, provided the 
cost is less than $16,000.00. The Trustees of the Cen- 
tral Manufacturing District to be charged by the City 
at regular meter rate for all water used by them or 
their tenants, successors or assigns passing through 
said main. The bills for such water shall be settled by 
the payment of one-half thereof in cash and one-balf be 
credited upon the amount deposited by the said Manu- 
facturing District until such time as the total cost of 
said main shall have been refunded to the Trustees and 
thereafter the full amount of all bills shall be paid in 
cash. No interest shall be credited or allowed the Trus- 
tees on the amount so deposited with the City. 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your committee on Finance, to wbom was referred 
(February 19, 1917, page 3496) an order to remove 
water meter from 5522 S. Racine Ave. and (March 1, 
1917, page 3596) an order to remove water meter tv6m. 
5702 South Racine avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rcoommend the 
passage of the orders as submitted: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to remove the water meter 
from premises known as 5522 S. Racine Avenue, and 
to assess the water rates at frontage basis. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 

.be-and is hereby authorized and directed to remove the 

water meter from premises 5702 South Racine avenue, 



and to assess the said premises for use of water by 
frontage rates. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) jqhn A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred and 
ordered published. 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(March 1, 1917, page 31597) an order to lay water sup- 
ply pipe in Crawford Avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
■the passage of the order as submitted : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner" of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to lay a six- 
mch water main in Crawford avenue from the present 
terminal south of the south line of Thirty-third street 
to a point immediately north of the west branch of the 
south fork of the Chicago River, a distance of approxi- 
mately four hundred (400) feet, and establish thereon 
the necessary fire hydrants. Said main to be laid for 
fire protection. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



(Signed) 



The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, April 30, 191 7. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(November 6, 1916, page 2126) an order directing the 
Finance Committee to make a study and report on 
possible additional revenues, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to submit herewith a report of 
a sub-committee and recommend its reference to the 
License Committee, with a request for early action. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) ^ jqhn A. Richert, 

. Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 



aa 



tmn^iw^^rm 



April 30, 1917. 



REPORTS OF OOMMITTEES. 



69 



(March 25, 1916) an order directing the mvestigation 
of the management of the Municipal Tuberciilosis Sani- 
tarium and report its fmdings to the City Council, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to sub- 
mit a report of its investigation and recommendations 
and recommend that the same be adopted and pub- 
lished. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) JOHN A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

The following is the report recommended for pub- 
lication in the foregoing report: 

MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM, RSIPORT OP IN- 
VESTIGATION. 



Chicago, April 19, 1917. 

To the Committee on Finance, City Council, City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen : 

On March 25,- 1916 (Council Journal, page 3988) 
the following resolution was introduced and referred 
to the Committee on Finance: 

"Whereas, After many years of valuable service 
to the people of Chicago, Dr. Theodore B. Sachs, 
president and member of the board of directors 
of the Chicago Tuberculosis Sanitarium has re- 
signed, declaring as a reason for said resignation, 
that he 'does not believe in political management 
of hospitals, sanitariums and similar institutions,' 
and 'it is his judgment, after ten months' experi- 
ence with the present administration that the con- 
tinuation of efficient service under the present con- 
ditions to be absolutely impossible;' and 

"Whereas, In. the Chicago Daily News of Maixh 
21, Dr. Sachs is quoted as saying 'that for the last 
ten months he has passed through a living night- 
mare of job hunting until he has become thoroughly 
nauseated by the continual attempts to turn the 
municipal sanitarium into a job joint for a poli- 
tical machine,' and that 'the question of how the 
patients were going to be treated didn't seem to 
interest the Thompson administration much;' and 
"Whereas, His Honor, the Mayor, is quoted as 
saying 'I accept the resignation of Dr. Sachs' rec- 
ord of treating 17,800 cases with only 52 cures or 
arrests. The tax on the city for this institution 
is 'approximately $1,000,000 and 52 arrests of the 
disease is all the result that the people have,' m 
reply to which Superintendent Coon said, 'Since the 
sanitarium opened, fewer than 1,700 cases have 
been treated; up to the 'first of the year 800 of 
these have been allowed to leave the institution. 
We do not use the term 'cured' in our work, but 
there were between 200 and 300 cases reported 
'evidently arrested.' This is as high a percentage 
as is found anywhere;" and 

'^Whereas, The Chicago public is vitally con- 
cerned in the honest and conscientious conduct of all 
city institutions, and especially those operated for 
the relief of the sick, and for the maintenance of 
which the taxpayers are assessed many millions of 
dollars annually; and 



City Council authorize the levy of large sums of 
money for the support of various institutions under 
the management of the City of Chicago, including 
the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, and the re- 
sponsibility for their able administration rests large- 
ly upon the members of this body; therefore be it 

''Resolved, That the Finance Committee of this 
Council be and it hereby is directed to conduct a 
thorough inquiry into the management of the said 
Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium and to report 
to this body its findings together with such recom- 
mendations as in its judgment may be just and 
proper, to the end that said institution be conducted 
efficiently and economically and solely in the in- 
terest of the sick people of our city for the scien- 
tific treatment of whom it is intended." 
The management of the Chicago Municipal, Sani- 
tarium is by law vested in a board of three directors 
appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City 
Council. 

Dr Theodore B. Sac^s was a member of the board 
and its president from the inception of the institution 
until his resignation on March 20, 1916. 

The first board consisted of Dr. Sachs, Mr Harlow 
N Higginbotham, and Dr. William A. Evans, Commis- 
sioner of Health, ex-offlcio. Mr. Higginbotham re- 
signed in March, 1913, and was succeeded by Mr. W. • 
A Wieboldt. Dr. George B. Young succeeded Dr 
Evans as Commissioner of Health and member of the 
board in 1911. In July, 1915, Dr. John Dill Robertson, 
commissioner of Health, succeeded Dr. ^oung and ,n 
October, 1915, Mr. Bowden ^^'''''\;Z'''f^J': 
Wieboldt, resigned. The vacancy caused by the resig 
nation of Dr. Sachs was filled by the appointment of 
Dr. Charles P. Caldwell. 

Dr J W. Coon was superintendent and medical di- 
recto; of the Sanitarium from October, 1914 until his 
removal subsequent to the commencement of this, in- 
vestigation. 

basis of charges. 
So far as your sub-committee is able to determine 
from newspaper statements and from testiniony in- 
troduced, both before it and the Civil Service Commis- 
sion, the concrete charges as to mismanagement of the 
institution during what may be termed the Sachs 
regime are as follows: 

(a) That the building operations were extrava- 
gant. 

(b) That the management kad been wasteful and 
inefficient, particularly with regard to the cost of 
operation. 

(c) That there had been treated at the sanitar- 
ium 17,800 patients, with a record of but 52 arrests. 

(d) That Dr. Sachs, as a member of the board 
of directors from the inception of the sanitarium 
until his resignation, March 20, 1916, had been in- 
efficient, extravagant and incompetent. 

(e) That the books of account were carelessly 
kept and that the accounting system is inadequate. 

These will be treated separately later in this report. 

proposed plan op investigation. 



liars auiiufcuiy, anu . t,„ij 

1-,- „„A +T,o At a meeting of the Committee on Finance held 

"WHEREAS, The Committee on Finance and the At a meeuug ui 



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April 30, 1917. 



April 8, lyiG, a plan of procedure lor the proposed 
investigation was unanimously adopted which plan 
contained, among other things, the following: 

"■Cliaracl.or: To be absolutely uubiased, iiiipar- 
tial and non-political. 

"Purpose : To determine : 

■ (a) Whether the public funds of the city have 
been expended wisely in the purchase of the site 
and erection of buildings for the municipal tuber- 
culosis sanitarium. 

(b) Whether the funds allowed for maintenance 
and operation have been expended wisely and in- 
telligently. 

(c) Whether the curative results obtained or 
obtainable warrant the expenditure already made or 
to be made. 

(d) Whether the annual amount derived from 
, special taxing power is adequate or inadequate. 

(e) Whether the amounts expended for rental 
of dispensaries and hiring of field f9rce are war- 
ranted from results obtained and whether the work 
is or is not a duplication of that carried on by the 
department of health." 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OP COMMITTEE. 

At the same meeting the following citizens were 
added to the committee: 

Miss Grace Abbott, representing the Woman's City 
Club. 

Mr. Sigmund Zeisler, representing the Civil Ser- 
vice Reform- Association. 

Messrs. Horace K. Tenney and James Minnick, rep- 
resenting the Chicago Tuberculosis Institute. 

• Mr. Richard E. Schmidt, representing the City 
Club.' 

APPEARANCE OF COUNSEL. 

Mr, Arthur B. McCoid appeared as attorney for the 
Board of Directors of the Sanitarium and Mr. Charles 
H. Hamill and Mr. H. N. Gottlieb as attorneys for the 
Committee of One Hundred. Mr. McCoid and Mr. Gott- 
lieb appeared in the same capacity at all subsequent 
hearings before this committee and its sub-committee 
and before the Civil Service Commission hearings 
hereinafter referred to: 

CIVIL SERVICE commission's INVESTIGATION.. 

Prior to this meeting of the Committee on Finance, 
the Civil Service Commission of the City of Chicago 
had undertaken an independent investigation, pre- 
sumably based upon Section 14 of the civil service law. 
Inasmuch as that commission, under advice from the 
Corporation Counsel, had ruled that none of the em- 
ployes at the sanitarium, while acting as such, were 
within the classified service of the City of Chicago, the 
authority that commission had to conduct such an in- 
vestigation, to examine witnesses under oath, and to 
expend moneys of the City of Chicago therefor is at 
least doubtful. 

During the- progress of the meeting of April 8 it was 
learned that the Civil Service Commission had issued 
a subpoena duces tecum directing the then superin- 



tendent and medical director of the sanitarium to 
forthwith produce before that commission the books 
of account of the sanitarium. 

Your sub-committee strongly believes that the 
only purpose underlying the issuance of this subpoena 
w^as an attempt to embarrass your committee's action 
in Its investigation. At the time the subpoena was 
served, the Civil Service Commission was not in ses- 
sion and every indication was that it had no intention 
of holding a session until the following Monday if 
then. 

ACTION OF COMMITTEE. 

In view of the arbitrary action of the Civil Service 
Commission, a sub-committee was appointed to con- 
sider the action to be taken by the full committee, and 
returned the following resolution which was unani- 
mously adopted: 

''Resolved, That a committee of three be ap- 
pointed to wait upon the Civil Service Commission 
of the City of Chicago to request that the books and 
records of the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium 
be presented before the committee which is now in 
session." 

After the adoption of this recommendation the sub- 
committee proceeded to the offices of the Civil Service 
Commission and were informed by that commission's 
president that they had no immediate need for the 
books. They were therefore brought to the commit- 
tee s room and later returned to the Sanitarium offices 
at the hospital where the committee's staff, at the 
direction of your committee, on the night of 'April 8 
on Sunday April 9, and the early morning of April 
10, 1916, completed an examination of the same and of 
the contracts and records of the institution. 

It was, of course, impossible for the staff to do more 
than make a check audit of accounts covering months 
selected at random during each year since the sani- 
tarium was started. Minor errors were found but no 
discrepancies of importance developed. 

The original report of the staff is on file with your 
committee. This report was concurred in and the 
hnal recommendation therein, viz., that the investi- 
gation be continued and further research made along 
lines therein indicated, was adopted. 

APPOINTMENT OP SUB-GOMMITTEE. 

Aldermen Capitain, Block, Nance, Sitts, and Lynch 
were appointed a .sub-committee to conduct the fur- 
ther investigation though other members of the full 
committee and its associates were present at the, 
various hearings. Alderman Littler took the place of 
Alderman Lynch during the latter's absence from the 
city during April, 1917. 

EVIDENCE SUBMITTED. 

Your sub-committee transmits herewith transcript 
of the testimony introduced before it and before the 
full committee as well as of the testimony taken be- 
fore the Civil Service Commission. The latter by 
agreement has been incorporated in the record of the 
sub-committee. Documentary evidence was likewise 
produced and is on file. 



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DELAY IN SUBMITTING REPORT. 

Taking of oral testimony before your committee 
and its sub-committee on direct was concluded June 
1 1916 Your sub-committee was led to believe from 
statements made by the attorney for the sanitarium 
board that the hearing before the Civil Service Com- 
mission would end about the same time. However, 
those hearings continued during the balance of 1916 
and have not yet been fully completed though all 
essential evidence is stated by the attorneys to be m. 
This fact accounts for the long delay in submitting 
this report. 

WITNESSES BEFORE FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

The committee is deeply indebted to the medical 
witnesses who appeared before it and gave it the 
benefit of long years of education, training and ex- 
perience in the matter of hospital and dispensary 
treatment of tuberculous patients and particularly to 
the following leading authorities on the subject: 

Dr. Victor C. Vaughan, dean of the medical col- 
lege of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Dr. Chas, J. Hatfield, director Henry Phipps In- 
stitute for Study and Treatment of Tuberculosis, 
Philadelphia; also secretary of the National Asso- 
ciation for Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. 

Dr. U. C. Cobb, U. S. Public Health Service. 

Dr. M. T. Ravenel, University of Missouri, Co- 
lumbus, Mo, 

The testimony of these witnesses was without ex- 
pense to the committee. 

(a) building OPERATIONS. 

The only claim produced touching upon extrava- 
gance and bad management in the matter of building 
operations is in the matter of the twelve adult and 
four children's cottages. 

COTTAGES. 



The cottages in question are sixteen in number, 
twelve adult and four children's, equally divided into 
two units of eight cottages each, one for male and one 
for female patients, each unit having a small sep- 
arate administrative building known as the unit ad- 
ministration building. 

The contract for the mason and carpenter work on 
these buildings was let to the John J, Brittain Com- 
pany for a total of $145,709, or an average of slightly 
less than $8,100 each. The Brittain Company was the 
lowest of ten competitive bidders. 

The John J. Brittain Company consisted of John J. 
Brittain and M. B, Bushnell, both of whom appeared 
as witnesses before the Civil Service Commission. 
Both Brittain and Bushnell there testified that the 
cottages cost $21,000. The statements of these wit- 
nesses were manifestly given for the purpose of 
bolstering up their claims of $65,000, for extras and 
damages growing out of their cottage contract. This 
claim was refused by the sanitarium and your com- 
mittee, and is in litigation. Two suits regarding the 
same were decided against the contractors and a third 
is still pending. 



The witness Bushnell testified that their successful 
bid for the mason and carpenter work was not ex- 
travagant. 

Two other witnesses as to cottage values were called 
before the Civil Service Commission, namely W. J. 
Reynolds and A. C. Mace. Reynolds testified that a 
reasonable cost for the erection of sixteen cottages 
such as those in question was $7,928.76 each, and Mace 
placed the same at $7,818.13. Either figure per cottage 
is less than the Brittain bid for mason and carpenter 
work alone, which the witness Bushnell stated was not 
extravagant. 

An analysis made by the staff of the detailed calcu- 
lations used by Reynolds in arriving at the figures 
sworn to, shows that he did not take into considera- 
tion the architects' specifications for the sanitarium 
cottages, the quantities of material and work required 
thereby, nor the unit prices of construction prevailing 
at the sanitarium at the time the work was done. 

Comparison was made between the cost of similar 
cottages at the Cook County Infirmary at Oak Forest 
with those at the sanitarium, and the claim made that 
the Oak Forest cottages cost much less than those at 
the sanitarium. 

The Finance Committee staff furnished the sub- 
committee with figures showing the average cost of 
the cottages to be $16,040. The figure as given by the 
independent auditor retained by the present sanitary 
board was $15,940. 

Mr. Richard E. Schmidt, who was architect for the 
Cook County Infirmary and a witness before your 
committee, as well as an associate member thereof, 
testified that the Oak Forest cottages cost $15,550 
each, and that the difl^erence in type of construction of 
the Oak Forest cottages was no basis for a charge 
that the sanitarium cottages should cost less than the 
Oak Forest cottages, and the former were somewhat 
larger, with greater plumbing and heating facilities. 

More space is given in this report to the matter of 
the sanitarium cottages than your sub-committee 
deems it requires^ To charge the Sachs regime with 
extravagance in this regard is an absurdity. The 
Koard of directors accepted the lowest bids after open 
competition and the charge of a waste of public money 
in this regard anywhere from $100,000 to $150,000 is 
without foundation in fact. 



OTHER BUILDINGS AND SITES. 

Your sub-committee is of the opinion that the sani- 
tarium site was well selected and purchased at an 
advantageous price, and that the buildings as a whole 
are well adapted to the uses for which designed, and 
capable of reasonable expansion. The high character 
of the members of the sanitary board during the con- 
struction period precludes any charge of dishonfesty. 
That some mistakes in the design of the buildings and 
of fixed equipment have developed is but natural, but 
the same were due to errors in judgment and not to 
willful extravagance or lack of expert advice. 

The cost per bed, namely about $3,300, compares 
favorably with like institutions in the country. This 
average cost will be brought down when the additions 
to the infimary recently authorized by your committee 
are completed. 



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The answoi- of your sub-committeo lo the first item 
in your coinmiltoe's statement of its purpose in this 
inveslisation, viz: "whether the public funds of the 
city have been expended wisely in the purchase of the 
site and erection of buildings for the municipal tuber- 
culosis sanitarium" must be decidedly in the affirma- 
tive. 

(b) management. 

While many general statements of inefficiency and 
mismanagement of the institution were made during 
the course of the dual investigation, but two concrete 
charges in this regard are sufficiently alleged in the 
evidence to warrant, in the opinion of your sub-com- 
mittee, any extended statement. These are: 

, i. High cost of operation per patient per week. 
2. Alleged shortages in expendable supplies and 



equipment. 



COST OP OPERATION. 



Jt is admitted that the average cost of operation per 
patient per week from the time of opening the sani- 
tarium up to the time of the commencement of the 
investigation was substantially $11.75. The contention 
was made that the only institution with which the 
sanitarium cost is comparable is the Oak Forest In- 
firmary showing a cost per week of $5.66. 

Dr. Robertson on the witness stand stated that 
owing to the fact that a portion of the labor at Oak 
Forest is free, being done by inmates, the figure for 
that institution for comparative purposes should 
doubtless be in the neighborhood of $8.00 per week. 

The testimony introduced further seemed to indicate 
that the quantity and quality of food furnished at Oak 
Forest was not as high as that at the Municipal Tuber- 
culosis Sanitarium during the first eleven months of 
its operation. 

Attached hereto as Exhibit I is a statement showing 
the cost per week of 16 similar institutions throughout 
the country including the Oak Forest Infirmary. This 
shows an average cost per patient per week of $10.59 
and of $11.00 putting in Oak Forest at $8.00 per week. 

Dr. Hatfield, director of the Henry Phipps Institute 
for Study and Treatment of Tuberculosis, testified to 
the effect that the average cost of sanitaria of the 
same character throughout the United States that are 
well established and have been in operation for from 
three to five years was $10.50 per patient per week, and 
that the cost per week at the Sea View Sanitarium of 
the City of New York (in his opinion the institution 
most comparable with our sanitarium) was consider- 
ably in excess of the cost thereat. 

It must be borne in mind that the administration 
section of the institution, viz., the administration, 
service and other buildings, was designed to care for 
one thousand patients, and that, therefore, with a 
present capacity of six hundred and twenty beds, the 
overhead expense necessarily is greater now than it will 
be vi^hen future extensions of the infirmary are built. 
It must also be borne in mind that the cost of $11.75 
per week covers the operation of the institution for 
its first year. The 1916 budget of the institution was 
based upon a cost of $10 per patient per week. 



April 30, 1917. 

In view of all the conditions surrounding the situa- 
tion, your committee is of the opinion that the oper- 
ating cost, as above set for,th, was not unduly ex- 
travagant, nor that the management during the first 
year was wasteful or uneconomical. This is sub- 
stantiated by the testimony of some of the best rec- 
ognized specialists of the country. 

It is true that improvements are necessary, and 
with a well organized and well balanced staff, prop- 
erly supervised, this may be expected. Your commit- 
tee has always stood for economy in the expenditure 
of public funds, but it does not believe in false econ- 
omy and must protest vigorously against any plan 
which will unduly reduce the standard of the institu- 
tion. 

SHORTAGES. 

The independent auditor, Massman, in his report to 
the present sanitarium board, charges, a shortage of 
$4,990.20 in expendable supplies and equipment, such 
as kitchen utensils, chinaware, glassware, silverware, 
bedding, blankets, towels, tools and miscellaneous sup- 
plies. 

This figure is evidently derived by subtracting the 
value of such supplies and equipment as were on hand 
at the date when he made a physical inventory there- 
of from the amount expended in the purchase of the 
original stock of supplies and equipment plus 
amounts afterward expended for renewals and re- 
placements. In arriving at the shortage claimed he 
failed to give credit for breakage, wear and tear, theft, 
and Other means whereby supplies of this character 
are worn out, lost or destroyed. 

Correct accounting practice would seem to be to 
charge to operating expenses renewals and replace- 
ments of supplies and equipment of this character 
made necessary by breakage, wear and tear, theft, 
destruction, etc., rather than to show a paper short- 
age which does not actually exist. 

The application of plain common sense would show 
anyone that in an institution such as the sanitarium 
the loss in supplies and equipment of this nature 
must necessarily be large, and there is nothing in the 
evidence to indicate to your sub-committee that the 
amount given is unusual or abnormal. 

Your sub-committee has given careful consideration 
to the testimony of the witness, Mrs. Fish, house- 
keeper at the sanitarium, to which particular atten- 
tion was called by Mr. McCoid, attorney for the board, 

Mrs. Fish's testimony is contradictory, unintelligible, 
not based upon figures, and is utterly devoid of detail! 
It adds nothing to the statement of the auditor Mass- 
man. 

IN GENERAL. 

Some criticism was urged as to the lack of economy 
in purchasing certain items of food supplies in the 
open market from day to day instead of under contracts 
covering a period of time. Which is the better 
method, is, in the opinion of your sub-committee, a 
matter of administration to be decided by the manage- 
ment based upon experience. 



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Defects in tlie melhod of handling and keeping track 
of supplies and in the matter of inventories thereof 
were pointed out in the staff's report of March 11, 1916, 
and are hereinafter referred to more in detail under 
[he head of accounting. 

Dr. Coon, former superintendent, directly and the 
board indirectly, are charged with mismanagement and 
extravagance in the matter of the employment at the 
sanitarium of Roy Coon (a son of the doctor) and his 
use, or rather, abuse, of automobiles of the institution. 
Considerable testimony in this regard was introduced 
before the Civil Service Commission. No excuse can 
be offered for the escapades of young Coon, but there 
is nothing in the record to show that any member of 
the board had any knowledge thereof, or was respon- 
sible therefor. 

RULES. 

The testimony disclosed a lack of printed rules for 
the guidance of physicians, nurses, and other em- 
ployes of the sanitarium. This defect has not as yet 
been entirely remedied. It is important that an in- 
stitution having a large number of employes should 
have well defmed rules and that each employe be fur- 
nished a copy of as much thereof as pertains to his 
prescribed duties. 

DISCIPLINE. 

It has not been the policy of your committee or its 
sub-committee to go into questions of petty detail of 
administration. Therefore it has not given much 
credence to the testimony of disgruntled employes as 
to favoritism and unfair treatment on the part of 
superiors. Neither has it taken much stock in com- 
plaints of ex-patients as to quality and quantity of 
food and inattention and harsh treatment by the nurs- 
ing and medical staff. 

On the whole the discipline and attention to duty of 
the institution's staff have been shown to be excel- 
lent. 

(C) CASES TREATED. 

The published statement that the record of the sani- 
tarium showed 17,800 cases treated during 1915 and 
only 52 cures was entirely misleading. The public was 
led to believe and did believe that these were cases 
treated at the hospital. 

As a matter of fact, the figures used were taken from 
a statement of the disposition of cases handled by the 
dispensaries and had nothing whatever to do with 
cases treated at the hospital. 

The statement in question is as follows: 

YEARLY STATISTICAL REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF FIELD 

NURSES — ^DISPENSARY DEPARTMENT MUNICIPAL 

TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM. 

Number of dispensaries 8 

Number of physicians .• • 36 

Number of nurses 64 

Number of clinical ihours 300 

*Cases on dispensary books January 1, 1915 5,741 
New cases 10,852 



*Re-admitted cases ^ 3,502 

Home cases under observation 1,894 



21,989 



Dispensary cases diag. pes. 
Home cases diag. pes. tb 



tb 5,233 

1,411 



6,65ff 

New cases 10,852 

New cases diagnosed tb 6,650' 



New cases diagnosed non-tb 



4,202 



Total number of tb. cases under observation 

by dispensary department 17,787 

TOTAL PATIENTS DISCHARGED. 

Non-tb 4,202 

Refused treatment 935 

Left city 665 

Moved — not traced ,. 1,323 

Not found 291 

Dismissed for cause > . 360 

Cases arrested (working) 52 

Discharged to private physicians 326 

Discharged to other clinics 88 

Discharged to V. N. A 41 

Home cases transferred to clinic 483 

Entered Sanitaria 1,464 

M. T. S 1,276 

Naperville 31 

Winfield 69 

Waukegan 1 

Fresh air 60 

Denver 8 

Other 19 

Entered hospitals 1,175 

County 482 

Oak Forest 597 

Other 96 

Home for Incurables 6 

Other institutions , . . • • • • 109 

Died 629 



Total 12,149 

Cases on dispensary books January 1, 1916 9,840 

* Includes the suspicious cases being carried as tb. 
cases but not yet diagnosed as positive or reported to 
health department. 
(Signed) / Rosalind Mackay, 

Superintendent of Field Nurses. 

The testimony, including that brought out in the 
civil service hearings, clearly indicates that unwar- 
ranted and misleading conclusions were predicted on 
this report; that the same was simply one of discharge 
or disposition and did not in any way purport to show 
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other words it was not nor was it inLendod to be a 
medical report. 

It was proven, moreover, tliat the dispensary medi- 
cal records of patients show several hundred arrested, 
apparently arrested and improved cases during the 
year 1915 not referred to in the statement. 

The evidence shows that (he word "cure" is not em- 
ployed by the best authorities, except where all symp- 
toms are absent for a period of from two to five years 
and that patients do not remain under observation 
either at sanitaria or dispensaries for that length of 
time after cessation of all symptoms; that in conse- 
quence, the highest degree of success of treatment ap- 
pearing in proper reports of sanitaria and dispen- 
saries,- is that indicated by the terms "arrested," or 
"apparently arrested." 

The National Association for the Study and Preven- 
tion of Tuberculosis, which includes practically every 
leading expert in that line in the medical profession, 
classifies the results of treatment as follows : arrested, 
apparently arrested, quiescent, improved and unim- 
proved. 

There further appeared in the public press state- 
ments to the effect that the institution, under the 
presidency of Dr. Sachs, had no cure for consumption, 
with an inference that if he were an expert in his 
line, as claimed, he should have some specific cure. 
After receiving advice of the experts who appeared 
before it your sub-committee is satisfied that the 
• statement (but not the inference) is absolutely cor- 
rect; there is no specific or medicine which will cure 
pulmonary tuberculosis; and that none but the charla- 
tan would claim that such exists. The treatment in 
ethical institutions is fresh air, good food, rest, proper 
environment and such auxiliary medical and surgical 
attention as may be necessary. 

In regard to the hospital itself, the following state- 
ment furnished by the then superintendent and placed 
in evidence is self-explanatory: 

Cases admitted, March 9, 1915, to March 8, 1916. .1,728 
Cases remaining in sanitarium at close of period 621 



Unimproved 164, or 20.89% 

I^ied 80 or 10.29% 



Balance to be considered 1,107 

Non- tuberculous 107 

Remaining less than one month 215 



322 322 



Leaving to be reported upon .• 785 

Stages on Admission — 

Incipient 307, or 39.11% 

Moderately advanced .273, or 34.78% 

Far advanced 205, or 26.11% 



785, or 100% 



Results of Treatment — 

Apparently arrested .164, or 20.90% 

Quiescent 85, or 10.83% 

Improved 292, or 38.19% 



785, or 100% 



It will be noted that this statement covers the op- 
eration of the hospital or sanitarium proper from its 
openingon March 9, 1915, to March 8, 1916, or in other 
words, the first year of operation and the period under 
investigation. 

Your sub-committee is of the opinion from the testi- 
money heard that the results obtained during this 
period were as good as could be expected. 

(d) dr. SACHS. 

There has not in the opinion of your sub-committee 
been presented one scintilla of evidence that in the 
slightest degree impeaches the integrity or questions 
the efficiency or competency of Dr. Sachs. On the 
contrary, every witness of standing examined includ- 
ing Dr. Robertson himself spoke in the highest terms 
of the service which he had rendered to humanity. 
The usual statement was that he was in a class by 
himself. His personal sacrifice and untiring devotion 
to the work which he had undertaken received uni- 
versal praise. 

Your sub-committee can draw no inference of im-- 
propriety or unethical conduct from the testimony 
that he charged a fee to tuberculous patients for ex- 
amination and advised them to go to the sanitarium for 
observation and treatment. 

Dr. Sachs is not here to defend his cause but his 
record speaks for itself. 

(e) accounting system. 

The following is an extract from the report of the 
Finance Committee staff dated April 11, 1916, 

"financial control, 

"The law governing the sanitarium contains the 
following clause: 

" 'Provided that all moneys received for such 
sanitarium shall be deposited in the treasury of such 
village or city to the credit of 'Tuberculosis Sani- 
tarium Fund" and shall not be used for any other 
purpose, and shall be drawn upon by the proper 
officers of said village or city upon the properly 
authenticated vouchers of the (Sanitarium Board.' 

"In accordance with this provision of the law, all 
funds of the sanitarium are in the custody of the 
city treasurer who is ex-officio treasurer of the in- 
stitution. The checks used are voucher checks 
signed by the business director and a member of the 
board, forwarded by transmittal blanks to the City 
Comptroller, there checked and sent to the Treas- 
urer for payment. 

"The only cash handled by the sanitarium offi- 
cials is a petty cash fund amounting to five hundred 
dollars, under the control of the business director 
and reimbursed from time to time." 

"accounting system. 

"The purpose of the audit was to ohtain general 
information regarding the correctness and com- 



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pleteness of the financial reports and books of 
accounts, adaptability of records for complete 
financial control and the distribution of expenses to 
the proper accounts. Summary of the results of the 
the audit follows: 

1. A few minor inaccuracies were discovered 
in the books but were checked back satisfactorily. 

2. The 1911, 1912 and 1913 records involving 
inter-departmental business were somewhat 
loosely kept; later records are satisfactory ex- 
cept as hereinafter indicated. 

3. Previous to September, 1911, no book en- 
tries were made. Expenses, however, are indi- 
cated by vouchers on file and distributed to vari- 
ous accounts monthly and summarized in annual 
statement of itemized expenditures, 

4. Revenue records or statements for the 
period September, 1910, to December, 1911, were 
not kept in the sanitarium office but in the comp- 
troller's office. 

5. The annual statements of expenditures were 
checked against the expense distribution ledgers 
and found to be correct. 

"No annual balance sheet is prepared at the sani- 
tarium, although the advisability of the same has 
been suggested to the board of directors by the 
manager. Such a balance sheet necessarily involves 
■accurate knowledge of the value of land, buildings, 
fixtures, furniture and fittings and supplies. 

"The annual reports of the comptroller show what 
purports to be a balance sheet but the same is based 
necessarily upon the book value and not actual value; 
in addition they are probably not accurate in that 
the sanitarium, through errors in judgment, has 
charged items which would properly come under 
fixed assets, which should be charged to operating 
expenses, and vice versa. 

"It is believed that the institution should prepare a 
complete balance sheet each year and that there 
should be taken into consideration therein depre- 
ciation of buildings, machinery, fixtures, furniture 
and fittings. This must necessarily involve an an- 
nual inventory of furniture, fittings, supplies, live 
stock, farm machinery, etc. 

"In general, the accounting system is well de- 
vised. Some criticism may possibly be made of the 
manner in which the same has been kept, but due 
consideration must be given to the fact that there 
has been considerable change in the personnel of 
the office since the sanitarium opened in March 
last. 

"Attention is called to the absence of general 
ledger accounts covering disbursements, which 
makes checking difficult, especially as to total dis- 
bursements. It does not provide any one place from 
which accumulative totals for the year, or for any 
given period more than a montb, can be obtained. 
It is believed this defect can be easily remedied, 

"The system of interdepartmental accounts is in 
general satisfactory, but in certain instances can 
be improved. Supplies, when received are placed 
in the various rooms under control of the stock- 



keeper, who issues them on interdepartmental re- 
quisitions. A perpetual inventory is kept on cards 
in the office. No actual inventory has been made 
since November, 1915. 

"The staff, in this investigation, made an actual 
inventory of one hundred commodities and checked 
them against the office inventory cards. The re- 
sult of this check is available when desired. It dis- 
closes many slight discrepancies, most of which 
can probably be explained through a loose applica- 
tion of the system and the fact that no physical in- 
ventory has been made for the past five months. 
It is believed that there should be a monthly in- 
, ventory of supplies on hand, and that monthly check 
against the perpetual inventory cards should be 
made." 

Many of the defects noted above have been corrected 
as is shown by evidence submitted to the Civil Serv- 
ice Commission. 

In April, 1916, the present sanitarium board re- 
tained Paul Massman, a public accountant, to make 
an independent audit of the institution's books. His 
report thereon is dated August 1, 1916, and placed 
in evidence January 18, 1917. 

In the main his criticisms of the accounting system 
then in vogue and the method in which the books 
and records were kept follows closely those made by 
the staff. In his report, however, Massman lays great 
stress upon certain points which in his opinion and 
in that of the attorney for the sanitarium board tend 
to discredit the staff's investigation of the books and 
to substantiate general charges of incompetency and 
inefficiency on the part of the management during the 
Sachs regime. 

These points are as follows: 

Error of $100,000, 

The accountant states in his report: "To my sur- 
prise, I found that no general ledger was being kept, 
and had not been kept since December 31, 1914. On 
that date, December 31, 1914, the general ledger was 
out of balance to the extent of $100,800.10." 

This so called finding was referred to time and 
again in the civil service hearings and its importance 
magnified beyond measure. It was admitted finally 
that it neither added to nor deducted from the as- 
sets of the institution. 

The use of this ledger had been discontinued pend- 
ing a reclassification of the accounts. Had it not been 
discontinued it would have been brought into balance 
when the accounts were brought forward to the next 
month. 

The $100,000 mistake resolves itself into a book- 
keeper's error of one in the addition of the sixth 
column of an abandoned record. The $800.10 is in 
the same class. 

Alleged Unauthorized Expenditures for Buildings. 

Massman, the accountant in bis report states : 

"I found that the City Council approved the ex- 
penditures for the purpose of the construction of 
buildings, $1,263,246, and that the board of di- 
rectors had expended the sum of $1,697,893.92, and 



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thereby they had exceeded the amount allotted to them 
for expenditures in the construction of buildings 
$434,647.92, whick was entirely unauthorized and 
unthout authoritu." 

Massman, the witness disclaimed responsibility 
for this statement and the figures therein given. 

This finding, standing alone without reference to 
essential facts, that in all fairness should have ac- 
companied it, is one from which lack of control by 
tihe City Council, Comptroller and City Treasurer, as 
well, unauthorized action by the board might easily 
be drawn. 

Building operations of the sanitarium were con- 
tinuous over a period of about four years, during 
which time changes in plans advancing building costs 
and other factors required increased expenditures over 
the original estimates presented to the Finance Com- 
mittee when the building plans were approved. The 
Comptroller w^ould at no lime have permitted the 
board to exceed the amounts allowed by the City Coun- 
cil. In each succeeding year after the estimates were 
approved the -board submitted to your committee a 
statement of the amounts expended for building oper- 
ations and the additional amounts to be required that 
year. The appropriations from time to time made 
by the City Council clearly constituted an approval 
by that body of the total amounts expended. 

Loss of Personal Property. 

The claimed loss of personal property, amounting 
to $4,990.20 was covered above under the head (b) 
management, shortages. 

General. 

The report contains many general charges of in- 
accuracies, discrepancies, negligence, incorrect re- 
ports, lack of records, etc., without supporting data. 

Cost per bed. 

The report contains the following remarkable state- 
niC'Mt: 

"The average number of patients in the institu- 
tion has been 650, of which one half or 325 pa- 
tients are at all times domiciled in the 16 cottages, 
which with the unit administration buildings for 
same cost $291,825.46. The other buildings cost 
$1,405,068.46, which amount has been expended to 
practically take care of the other half, or 325 pa- 
tients, or in other words, at a cost of $4,325 per 
capita." 

This assumes that in arriving at the cost per bed 
therein the cottages should not be charged with any 
part of the cost of the administration or service 
buildings, power house, laundry,' nurses' home, farm 
cottage, garage, barn, etc., and that the whole should 
be charged to the infirmary. 

Of course, to arrive at the correct cost per bed or 
per capita, the total cost of $1,697,893.92 should be 
divided by 650, giving a figure of a little over $2,600 
per bed. 



The report of a public accountant covering an audit 
of a public institution, to inspire confidence, must 



be neutral and unbiased. It must not be predicated 
upon a pre-arranged plan nor built to, fit the assumed 
desires of those to whom made. About all things, it 
must be scrupulously accurate as to figures and de- 
ductions therefrom. The report of the accountant 
Massman fits none of these fundamentally ethical prin- 
ciples of accounting. It does, however, help to con- 
firm what the sub-committee had already learned from 
the comptroller's books and the staff's report, that 
not one cent of the funds of the sanitarium had been 
misappropriated or lost through inadequate and im- 
proper accounting. 

Civil Service Status of Employes. 

The situation with regard to the civil service status 
of employes of the sanitarium is far from satisfac- 
tory. The act of the legislature permitting the es- 
tablishment of tuberculosis sanitaria by cities, towns 
and villages within the state was passed subsequent 
to the city civil service law, and provides that the 
board of directors shall have the power to appoint 
a suitable superintendent or matron, or both, and all 
necessary assistants and fix their compensation and 
shall also have power to remove such appointees. ' 

In order to clear up the matter and to bring .the 
employment feature of the institution within the spir- 
it of the merit law tihe board of directors on Febru- 
ary 6, 1911, passed the following order: 

"It was ordered that all vacancies in places of 
employment under the board of directors of the 
Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium be hereafter 
filled by requisition upon the Civil Service Com- 
mission of the City of Chicago, and it was further 
ordered that the Civil Service Commission be re- 
quested to prepare eligible lists of candidates for 
appointment to the service of the Municipal Tuber- 
culosis. Sanitarium, in order that said service may 
be brought under the full operation of the Act to 
Regulate Civil Service of Cities, approved March 20 
1895." 

Pursuant to this order and the acceptance of the 
obligation by the Civil Service Commission, examin- 
ations were held and eligible lists posted for positions 
peculiar to the sanitarium, and as to positions com- 
mon to the classified service certifications were made 
from existing lists to positions in that institution. 

On October 12, 1915, the Corporation Counsel's of- 
fice rendered an opinion to the Civil Service Commis- 
sion, which contains the following: 

"We are, therefore, of the opinion that the board 
of directors of the tuberculosis sanitarium has power 
and authority to appoint and discharge employes 
under it at its pleasure. While the board may ap- 
point the employes after certification from a civil 
service list, such appointments are legal by virtue 
of the unrestricted power of appointment vested in 
the board by the statute and not by virtue of any 
civil service rights which the aippointees may have 
ihad to such appointments. The appointees, there- 
fore, are subject to removal by the board at its 
pleasure." 

Dr. Coon was separated from the position of super- 
intendent and medical director by the abolition of the 
office, and the creating of two positions in lieu thereof: 



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(1) business manager and (2) medical superintendent. 
These positions were for a time filled under tem- 
porary authority of the commission. 

On December 11, 1916, the commission at the re- 
quest of the present sanitarium board ordered the 
positions of business manager and medical superin- 
tendent classified in the exempt service. The resolu- 
tion of the board on which the commission took this 
action contains the following: 

"Whereas, The said Chicago Municipal Tuber- 
culosis Sanitarium demands superintendents who 
are able not only to pass the examination, but have 
demonstrated in other institutions special fitness 
and qualifications to carry on the work in the most 
intelligent way, and the board of directors feels that 
to expect men to fill these positions from the Civil 
Service list who have not demonstrated to tlheir 
satisfaction their ability would be detrimental to 
the welfare of the -patients : 

Therefore, Be it Resolved: That it is the present 
policy of the board of directors to continue to ob- 
tain employes of the said sanitarium through the 
Civil Service Commission as other departments of 
the city government, with the exception of the busi- 
ness manager and the medical superintendent." 

It seems to your sub-committee that the same rea- 
soning which lead to the exemption of the positions 
of business manager and medical superintendent by 
reason of the inability of the Civil Service Commis- 
sion to properly fill the same by competitive examina- 
tion can at any time be applied to all other positions 
at the sanitarium requiring specialized training and 
knowledge. This appears to be directly contrary to the 
modern theory of open competitive civil service se- 
lection. 

February 23, 1917, the commission passed the fol- 
lowing order: 

"Ordered: That the names of temporary ap- 
pointees to positions in the Municipal Tuberculosis 
Sanitarium reported to the commission, be stamped 
'Exempt' on the payrolls of the sanitarium, and that 
no further pretended temporary authorities be 
granted by the Commission." 

This order further contained a request that the 
board of directors of the sanitarium "take the neces- 
sary steps before the legislature now in session to 
amend tihe act, so as to bring all offices and places of 
employment in the sanitarium within the provisions of 
the Cities Civil Service Act." 

Present conditions cannot but lead to confusion and 
dissatisfaction. Employes in other departments of the 
city service well qualified to flit vacancies on pro- 
motion will be loath to accept the present uncertain 
tenure of position under the sanitarium. 

The position taken by the Civil Service Commission 
that -all ofiices and places of employment under the 
sanitarium board be brought within the civil service 
law is the correct one and this committee should as- 
sist to that end. 

Examinations. 

Testimony before the commission contains the 
charge, by inference, at least, that examinations, par- 



ticularly the one for superintendent and medical di- 
rector of the sanitarium, were irregular. This was 
emphatically denied on the witness stand by Dr. George 
B. Young of the board, which conducted the same. 

Under date of June 8, 1916, Sr. Surgeon J. C. Perry, 

United States Public Health Service, Ellis Island, New 

York, sent a communication to the chairman of your 

committee, a portion of which reads as follows: 

"While on duty in Chicago, an examination was 

conducted to fill the vacancy of superintendent of 

the new Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, and as 

Dr. G. B. Young and Dr. T. B. Sachs were both more 

or less intimately connected with the institution, it 

was requested by them that I be made a third mem- 

-ber of the board. The board as constituted was 

composed of Dr. G. B. Young, Dr. Theodore B. Sachs, 

and Dr, J. C. Perry. ,, 

"The examination conducted was both oral and 
written. The written examination consisted of writ- 
ten answers to questions which had been prepared 
and the papers were delivered unsigned, being 
marked only with a distinguishing symbol, the key 
being held by the civil service board. "Each ex- 
aminer read the papers at different times and pre- 
pared his marks for each answer and a total. Upon 
completion of this, the members of the board met 
and the individual marks given each answer were 
added together and divided by three, to furnish the 
percentage mark attained, and the papers of the 
. different applicants were graded accordingly. 

"None of the applicants were known to me, not 
even their handwriting, and therefore, it was mani- 
festly impossible for me to determine to whom the 
examination papers belonged; and in this connec- 
tion I can state positively that there was no ir- 
regularities of any kind or nature in connection with 
the grading of the papers and the respective candi- 
dates in this examination." 

The principal criticism urged against examinations 
for positions subordinate to that of Dr. Coon was that 
the latter and other officials participated as examiners. 
The charges are too indefinite and lacking in detail to 
deserve further comment. 



Conclusions: 

Your committee in adopting its plan of procedure 
stated that its purpose was to determine from its in- 
vestigation certain facts. A statement of these facts 
and the sub-committee's conclusions thereon follow. 
Purpose: To determine: 

(a) Whether the public funds of the city have 
been expended wisely in the purchase of the site and 
erection of buildings for the Municipal Tuberculosis 
Sanitarium. 

Conclusion: 

As stated in the body of the report, the answer is 
in the affirmative, 

(b) Whether the funds allowed for maintenance 
and operation have been expended wisely and in- 
tellingently. 



Conclusion: 

In general, yes. 



Faults in management that were 



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April 30, 1917. 



developed wore minor in cliaracter and easy of rem- 
edy. 

(c) Whether the curative results obtained or ob- 
tainable warrant the expenditure already made or 
to be rhade. 

Conclusion: 

The results obtained at the hospital well warrant 
the expenditures already made, and with added years 
of operation and the experience obtained thereby will 
well justify future expenditures. 

A substantial number of arrests has been obtained 
at the sanitarium; but even assuming that none were 
obtained (which is contrary to the fact), the testimony 
shows that the hospitalization of the patients at the 
sanitarium would reduce the liability of infection of 
others, and effect a consequent decrease in the spread 
of the disease. 

♦• The upkeep and extension of the dispensary system 
is well justifled. 

(d) Whether the annual amount derived from 
special- taxing power is adequate or inadequate. 

Conclusion: 

The one mill tax produces about $1,000,000 annually. 
This is ample for building operations to bring the 
hospital up to the planned capacity of 1,000 beds and 
to house in part the dispensary activities as well as 
to take care of maintenance and operation for some 
years to come. 

(e) Whether the amounts expended for rental 
of dispensaries and hiring of field force are war- 
ranted from results obtained and whether the work 
is or is not a duplication of that carried on by the 
department of health. 

Conclusion: 

So much time and effort has been expended in this 
investigation on the sanitarium proper, or the hos- 
pital portion, that but little has been done in the mat- 
ter of a thorough study of the dispensaries and their 
activities. 

Your committee believes that the expenditures made 
in dispensary work have been warranted and the evi- 
dence tends to show that its extension would be justi- 
fied. That the work of the dispensaries and its field 
forces in a measure overlaps and duplicates the work 
of the health department cannot well be avoided until 
such time as the sanitarium is consolidated with the 
health department. 

Recommendations: 

1. That steps be taken to bring all offices and 
places of employment of the sanitarium, save and 
except the members of the Board of Directors 
thereof, within the provisions of the City Civil Serv- 
ice Act. 

2. That the dispensary system be amplified and 
extended. 

3. That the government, direction and control of 
the sanitarium and all functions and acitvities 
thereof be consolidated with the government of the 
City of Chicago. 



In final conclusion, your sub-committee repeats its 
finding as to Dr. Sachs set forth in the body of the 
report. 

(d) Dr. Sachs: 

There has not in the opinion of your sub-commit- 
tee been presented one scintilla of evidence that in 
the slightest degree impeaches the integrity or ques- 
tions the efficiency or competency of Dr. Sachs. On 
th contrary, every witness of standing examined in- 
cluding Dr. Robertson himself, spoke in the highest 
terms of the service which he had rendered to human- 
ity. The usual statement was that he was in a class 
by himself. His personal sacrifice and untiring de- 
votion to the work which he had undertaken received 
universal praise. 

Dr. Sachs is not here to defend his cause, but his 
record speaks for itself. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. D. Capitain, 
H. E. Littler, 

L. D, SiTTS, 

Willis 0. Nance, 
Eugene H. Block, 
Sub-comm,ittee. 



EXHIBIT A. 

COST OF OPERATION OP VARIOUS TUBERCULAR SANITARIA. 

Name of Location Number Average 

Institution of pa- cost of 

tients operation 
per year, per 
patient 
per week. 

Edward Sanatorium, Naperville, 111 278 $ 9,66 

Oak Forest Tuberculosis Hospital, Oak 

^«^est. 111 2101 5.66 

National Jewish Hospital for Consump- 
tives, Denver, Colo 322 n 39 

State Sanitarium, Oakdale, la 455 11.90 

Modern Woodmen Sanitarium, Wood- 
'^^^' Colo 431 ig_5^ 

State Infirmary, Tewksbury, Mass 1014 No data 

Rutland State Sanatorium, Rutland, 

^^^^^ .887 10,63 

North Reading State Senatorium, North 

Reading, Mass 505 g 79 

Cleveland M. T. iS., Warrensville, Ohio. . 584 10.78 

New Jersey Sanatorium for Tuber-, 
culor Diseases, Glen Gardner, N. J. . . .• 752 8,54 

Hudson County Tuberculosis Hospital 
and Sanatorium, Secaucus, N, J 537 15.43 

White Haven Sanatorium Association, 

Philadelphia, Pa, 553 10,91 

United States Naval Hospital, Los Ani- 
mas, Colo 431 12,10 

State Sanatorium, Wallum Lake, R, I. , 486 9.29 

Wisconsin State Tuberculosis Sanitar- 
ium, Statesan, Wis 479 12.67 



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, • TT -.If +i.n nistrint nf ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 

Tuberculosis Hospital of the District of J recommend that the accompanying redraft 

Columbia, Washington, D. C. 506 «.^t) P^ ^^^^^^^^^3^ to the General Assembly with, a recom- 

Municipal Tuberculosis Sanatorium of _ mendation for passage. 

Chicago, Chicago, 111 ^^^ ^.^^ ^^^^.^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ .^ ^^all be- 

oi7i 00 come effective unless and until approved by the voters 

Total ^^'^-^ of the City by a referendum vote [Bill printed in 

Average cost per patient week (16 institutions) .$10.89 pamphlet No. 730]. 

Average cost per patient week (Oak Forest Tub- Respectfully submitted, 

erculosis Hospital, figured at $8.00 week,) 11.03 ^^_^^^^^ ^ ^ Capitain, 

The figures for total number treated include those Chairman. 

in residence less thai* one month. 

. It was not possible to ascertain the exact number also, 

in each case. " ^^^ ^^^^ committee, submitted the following re- 

■ port, which was, on motion of Aid. Capitain, deferred 

and ordered published: 
_ Local Transportation and Judiciary. Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

The Committees on Local Transportation and Judi- ^^ ^^^ Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

ciary submitted the following joint report, which was, Council Assembled: 

on motion of Aid. Capitain, deferred and ordered pub- ' , ^ , ,• ♦ t,.^ 

,. . ,. X Your Committee on Local Transportation, to whom 

., „„ ,,,^ was recommitted (April 23, 1917, page 4402) a Bill 

CHICAGO, April 30, 1917. ^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^ General Assembly of the State of 

To- the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in Illinois designed to permit the consolidation of the 
J. n -lA ..^hi^^- street and elevated railroads m Chicago and vicinity 

CUy Counctl Assembled. . ^^^.^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ advisement, beg leave to 

Your Committees on Local Transportation and on ^epoTt and recommend that the accompanying redraft 
Judiciary, to whom were referred (April 23, 1917, ^^ |.^g gjU ^^ transmitted to the General Assembly 
page 4402), a Bill for an act to authorize and em- ^^^^ recommendations for passage. [Bill printed in 
power cities now having or which may hereafter have, pamphlet No. 730]. 
a population of two hundred thousand (f.00-000) «f Respectfully submitted, 

more to provide for the regulation of public utilities, 

and whom you directed to jointly consider same, hav- (Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- Chairman. 

port and recommend that the accompanying redraft 

of the Bill be transmitted to the General Assembly - also, 

■ with recommendations for passage [Bill printed in r^^^ game committee, submitted the following re- 
Pamphlet No. 729]. port, which was, on motion of Aid. Capitain, deferred 

Respectfully submitted, and ordered published: 

(Signed) Otto Kerner, Chicago, April 30, 1917. 

H. D. Capitain, ^^ ^^^^ Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Chairmen. ^^^^ Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, to whom 

was recommitted (April 23, 1917, page 4402) a Bill 
Local Transportation. for an Act of the General Assembly to confer powers 

on cities in relation to the construction and operation 

The Comittee on Local Transportation submitted ^f subways and tunnels for transportation and other 

the following report, which was, on motion of Aid. street purposes having had the same under advise- 

Capitain, deferred and ordered published. ment, beg leave to report and recommend that the 

PwinApn Anrii SO 1917 accompanying redraft of the Bill be transmitted to 

CHICAGO, April du, lyi/. ^^^ General Assembly with recommendations for pas- 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City' of Chicago in sage. [Bill printed in Pamphlet No. 730]. 
City Council Assembled: . Respectfully submitted, 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, to Whom (Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

was recommitted (April 23, 1917, page 4402) a Bill Chairman. 

for an Act of the General Assembly conferring upon 

the City the right to grant franchises for a local trans- — 

portation system composed of surface and elevated 

lines, (March 27, 1917, pages 4047-48) three amend- License, 

ments to same, and (March 26, 1917, Page 3955) reso- - . 

lution of- the Greater Chicago Federation requesting The Committee on License submitted the loilowmg 

that the City Council place the said bill on file, hav- report: 



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April 30, 1917. 



Chicago, April 26, 1917. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom were re- 
ferred 

(October 4, 1915, page 1551) an order for a reduc- 
tion of one-seventh in the fee for dramshop licenses; 

(October 4, 1915, page 1592) an order directing 
consideration of the question of reducing the annual 
saloon license fee from one thousand dollars to five 
hundred dollars; 

(December 30, 19,15, page 2758) an opinion sub- 
mi Li.td by the Corporation Counsel in answer to cer- 
tain questions propounded by the Committee on Li- 
cense concerning the Sunday Closing Law; 

(December 30, 1915, page 2765) a copy of opinions 
rendered by the Corporation Counsel on questions con- 
cermng the Sunday Closing Law; 

(February 21, 1916, page 3349) an ordinance amend- 
ing Sections 1612 and 1613 of The Chicago Code of 
1911, relative to the issuance of licenses for motion 
picture operators; 

(June 14, 1915, page 530) a communication from 
the United Societies for Local Self-Government pro- 
testing against proposed repeal of ordinance provid- 
ing for the issuance of special bar permits; 

(October 16, 1916, page 1893) an ordinance pro- 
viding for the marking of surveys by the Department 
of Public Works; and 

fMarch 19, 1917, page 3776) a communication from 
the Swedish Evangelical Covenant Ministers' Associ- 
ation protesting against the recommendation by the 
City Council of a Bill for an Act to empower City 
Councils and Board of Trustees in cities and villages 
and incorporated towns to control the regulation of 
the 'iquor traffic and observance of Sunday; having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that said matters be placed on file. 



Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) john Toman, 

<:*'.. . Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Toman moved to concur in said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Buildings and City Hall. 

The Committee on Buildings and City Hall sub- 
mitted the following report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Pretzel, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 23, 1917, page 4346) an order 



directmg the issuance of a permit to Charles J Ag- 
new for the erection of a sleeping porch at 40 East 
Elm street, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of 
said order. 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Charles J. Agnew for the erection of a one- 
story enclosed sleeping porch 14 by 12 feet in the 
[nThfnt' ^'If "" street. according to plan^ on file 
in the office of the Commissioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

■^^'^"""^^ . GEORGE PRETZEL, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

nnl!''' l^T '^"'^^^t^e submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred 
and ordered published. ueieneu 



Chicago, April 27, 19i/- 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicaoo in 
City Council Assembled: ^mcago in 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to wno n 
vvas referred (April 4, 1917, page 4205) an order di- 
nanvlr^h ^''"T*^ '' ' ^^^^^ '' Armour & Com- 
and Pack r^ T"^'''' l' "• ^^^^^"'^ ^^«P ^' ^Oth street 

Zsre of Jh T *° "'P"^^ ^^d recommend the 
passage of said order. 

Ordered That the Commissioner of Buildings be 

& Com'oL r' ''r'f' '' *^^"« ^ P--'t to Armou 
strerann'^pi v''''^ ' two-story machine shop at 39th 

Xe of L rn '■''^'""' ^' P«^ P'^"« «^ file '" tho 
oince of the Commissioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted 
(Signed) r. 

' - George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel deferred 
and ordered published: ueieixeu 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: _, 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 

direct ng the issuance of a permit to Paul Boileau 
for he erection of a frame auto shed at 4127 
West Congress street, having had the same under 

^roti^or: '' -'-' -' — ^ '- 

Ordered. Thai the Commissioner of Buildings and 

TveoZT"'"'""" "' """"'"^ ''^ ""'^ ''''y ^^« hereby 
directed to issue a permit to Paul Boileau to erect 

ItrZt ^''^''-'^^'^ ^^-^2^ ^^«t at 4127 West Congress 
Respectfully submitted, 

^^*^"^^^ GEORGE PRETZEL, 

Chairman. 



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81 



ALSO, 

The same GOmmittee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred 
and ordered published; 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (January il, 1917, page 2802 j an order 
directing the Commissioners of Buildings and Health 
to permit the three-story building at 433 East 42nd 
street to be occupied as a juvenile home, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following substitute 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to permit the 
three-story building at 433 East 42nd street to be 
occupied as a juvenile home, provided that the rear 
stairway from the second floor to the third floor shall 
be reconstructed so that the treads will be not less 
than ten inches and that the risers will not be higher 
than eight inches; that all stairways shall be equipped 
with double hand rails and that sufficient windows 
shall be provided for the room on the third floor in 
the northeast corner of the building. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was. on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 4, 1917, page 4206) an order di- 
recting the issuance of a permit to Simon Carey for 
the erection of an addition to porch at 6637 Green- 
wood avenue, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to Simon Carey to construct 
an addition to existing rear porch at 6637 Greenwood 
avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 



Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 23, 1917, page 43,59) an order di- 
recting the Commissioner of Buildings to allow Samuel 
DeBoer to maintain auto-shed as constructed at 519 
West 60th place, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to allow Samuel DeBoer to main- 
tain auto-shed, 20 feet by 20 feet, as at present con- 
structed in the rear of 519 .West 60th place. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



(Signed) 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

To. the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 4, 1917, page 4221) an order di- 
recting the issuance of a permit to Leo Giemer for the 
erection of an auto-shed at 445 W. Garfleld boulevard, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to Leo Giemer to erect a 
one-story frame auto-shed 18 x 20 feet at 445 West 
Garfleld boulevard. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committtee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 4, 1917, page 4208) an order di- 
recting the issuance of a permit to the Hall Lumber 
Company for the erection of a frame shelter shed at 
2423 Loomis street, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the Hall 
Lumber Company to erect a frame shelter shed, ninety- 
two feet (92') long, forty-four feet six inches (44'-6") 
wide, nineteen feet one inch (19'-1") high in front 



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April 30, 1.917. 



and thirteen feet eight inches" (13'-8") high in the rear 
•at 2423 Loomis street, Chicago, Illinois. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

. To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 4, 1917, page 4221) an order di- 
recting the issuance of a permit to J. M. Hogan for the 
erection of a frame auto-shed at 5642 Shields avenue, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to J. M. Hogan to erect a one- 
story frame auto shed 22 x 18 feet at 5643 Shields 
avenue. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



George Pretzel, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 23, 1917, page 34) an order di- 
recting the Commissioner of Buildings to allow Albert 
Hollander to maintain stable as constructed at 2223-7 
Milwaukee avenue, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to allow Albert Hollander to 
maintain stable in rear of 2223-27 Milwaukee avenue 
as at present constructed. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 



was referred (March 19, 1917, page 3850) an order di- 
recting the issuance of a permit to the Kellogg- Mac- 
kay Company for the construction of a frame shelter 
shed at 419 West 18th street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the Kellogg- 
Mackey Company for the construction of a frame shel- 
ter shed, 120 by 15 feet, for the storage of pipe 
at 419 West 18th street, according to plans to be sub- 
mitted to the Commissioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 4, 1917, page 4221) an order di- 
recting the issuance of a permit to John Klaeser for 
the erection of an auto-shed at 5548 South Union ave- 
nue, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to John Klaeser to erect a 
one-story frame auto-shed 18 x .20 feet at 5548 South 
Union avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

The same committee submitted the following .re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 23, 1917, page 4359) an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Public Works and Gas 
and Electricity to issue a permit to R. K. Mulholand 
for the erection of an electric sign at 340 West 63rd 
street, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Public Works 
and Gas and Electricity be and they are hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to R. K. Mulholand to erect 
and maintain an electric sign, 8 inches by 38 inches, 
attached to the building located at 340 West 63rd street. 
Said electric sign shall be erected and maintained in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of the De- 
partments of Public Works and Gas and Electricity. 



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This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) ' G^^o^G^ Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
wes referred (April 23, 1917, page 32) an order di- 
recting the issuance of a permit to George Rieckhoff 
to enclose rear porch at 7350 Luella avenue, havmg 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to George Rieckhoff to enclose rear porch at 7350 
Luella avenue with wood frames and glass. 



brech for the repairing of cottage at 8827 South Wood 
street, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Commissioner of Health be and they are hererby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Mrs. Hattie Steinbrefeh, 
8827 South Wood street, to repair cottage at that num- 
ber, in accordance with plans submitted to the Com- 
missioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

George 

ALSO, 



Pretzel, 
Chairman. 



(Signed) 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred 
and ordered published: 

CHICAGO, April 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 23, 1917, page 34) an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Buildings and Health to 
allow the construction of frame shed at 2507 North 
Sacramento avenue, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to allow the construction of frame shed 18 
feet by 19 feet on the rear of premises 2507 North 
Sacramento avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 27, 1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 4, 1917, page 4222) an order di- 
recting the issuance of a permit to Mrs. Hattie Stein- 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee'on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 23, 1917, page 31) an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Buildings and Health to 
allow Michael Wojitasiak to occupy and maintain flat 
as constructed in the basement of building at 8423 
Manistee avenue, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to allow Mich- 
ael Wojitasiak to occupy and maintain basement flat 
as at present constructed at 8423 Manistee avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen; and Special 
Assessment, Improvement and Repealing Ordinances 
Submitted by the Board of Local Improvements 
(Said Matters Having Been Presented in Order, by 
Wards, Beginning with the Thirty-fifth Ward). 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. 'Coughlin presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Boston Store of Chicago to maintain and operate a 
scale in the alley adjoining the premises located at 
12-24 West Madison street, in accordance with plans 
and specifications to be filed with and approved by 
the said Commissioner of Public Works, upon the 
filing of the application and bond and payment of the 
initial compensation provided for by ordinance. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Buck & Rayner to construct, maintain and operate a 
canopy over the sidewalk in South State street, to be 
attached to the building or structure located at 200- 



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20'4 South State street, in accordance with plans and 
specifications to be filed with the Commissioner of 
Public Works and approved by the Commissioner of 
Buildings and Chief of Fire Prevention and Public 
Safety, said canopy not to exceed 10 feet in length nor 
5 feet G inches in width, upon the filing of the appli- 
cation and bond and payment of the initial coinpensa- 
tion provided for by ordinance. 

Ordered, That tlie Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Philip Parini to erect and maintain a barber pole in 
front of premises known as 215 South Dearborn 
street. Said barber pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to revocation by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance to prohibit the 
establishment and operation of stage coach, motor bus 
or omnibus lines designed to operate over fixed routes 
upon "and along the streets, avenues and other public 
places under the jurisdiction of the City, without first 
obtaining a franchise, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to John Collins to erect a temporary en- 
closed shelter shed at the northwest corner of West 
18th and South LaSalle streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit, without cost, to the Salvation Army to 
maintain and operate a free medical dispensary at 6 
East Seventh street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health. . 

Aid. Coughlin presented a claim of Andrews & Com- 
pany for a refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the east side of South Dearborn street from 
West Harrison street to Polk street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Coughlin, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenma, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilifif, Doyle, MoDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
bail, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNiehols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Keener, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
bain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm., J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nay.<f — ^^None. 



sidewalk on the east side of Federal street from West 
30th street to West 31st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Norris, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenma, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Tliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNiehols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— .66. 

Nays — ^None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of a 
cement sidewalk on the west side of South Park avenue 
from East 26th street to East 29th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Anderson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

rea5_jCoughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilitr, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNiehols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66, 

Nays — .None. 



THIRD WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the alleys between East 
42nd street, East 42nd place, St. Lawrence avenue and 
Vincennes avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Schwartz, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, " Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilitr, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNiehols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
iain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner 
Thos. J. Lynch, Glark—66. 

Nays — None. 



SECOND WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for the construction of a cement 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Block (for Aid. Richert, absent) presented a 



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claim of Nick Garrero for a refund of examination fee, 
a claim of George P. Erpelding for a refund of permit 
fee, and a claim of J. Kanne for a refund of water rates, 
which were 
Referred to the Committee on Finance, 



ALSO, 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle and McDonough presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
he and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
American Can Company, a New Jersey corporation, 
to maintain two (2) driveways on the east side of 
South Canal street, at points 150 feet and 295 feet, 
respectively, south of West 39th street; said permit 
to be issued and work to be done according to the 
provisions of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Spiegel, May, Stern Co. for a driveway at 1038 West 
35th street, said permit to be issued and work to be 
done according to the provisions of the ordinance of 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Aid. Doyle and McDonough presented an order direct- 
ing issuance of a permit to Butler Street Foundry Com- 
pany to erect and maintain a frame shelter shed on 
premises at West 35th street and Normal avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Doyle and McDonough presented a petition and 
an order for abatement of alleged nuisance caused by 
operation of Crane Company's plant at West 40th street 
and South Kedzie avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Health. 

Aid. Doyle and McDonough presented a claim of Wil- 
liam FuUerton for services rendered, and claims of 
Joseph Carroll and Mrs. Annie Madigan for wages, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. - 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for the construction of a cement side- 
walk on the east side of South California avenue from 
Archer avenue to West 42nd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Doyle, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas^Coughlin, Kenna, Niorris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
balll Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler. 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 
Nays — 'None. 



An ordinance providing for the cohslruetioti of 
cement sidewalks oil both sides of .South Maplewood 
avenue from West 35th street to 600 feet south of West 
36th street: 

Bjr Uriaiiinlous boiiseiit, oh motibri of Aid. MbDoiioUghi 
said ordiniaiice Was passed, by yeas and liays as follows i 

yetts^Cougihlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, MoDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home. 
Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Pick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Rooder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, PegraM, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— <66. 

Nays — 'None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to Michael Montague and Mrs. L. H. Frens- 
dorf, president and secretary, respectively, of^ the 
Washington Improvement Association, authorizing 
the use of city water from fire hydrants, without cost, 
from April 1, 1917, to November 15, 1917, in con- 
sideration of the cleaning of the following streets: 
East 47th street. East 51st street, Vincennes avenue 
and Porrestville avenue and a part of St. Lawrence 
avenue, including all side streets in said territory; 
said permit to contain a condition that if said Michael 
Montague and Mrs. L. H. Frensdorf shall fail to clean 
said streets, or any of them, to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Public Works, or if 
said water is used for any other purpose than street 
sprinkling, they shall pay to the city the full rate for 
all water used from the date of the issuance of said 
permit, and if said Michael Montague and Mrs. L. H. 
Frensdorf shall fail to comply with the conditions of 
said permit, the Mayor shall revoke the same, and no 
other permit shall be issued to said Michael Montague 
and Mrs. L. H. Frensdorf until all charges have been 
paid. 

Aid. Nance presented a resolution for penalizing the 
theft of garden products and acts of vandalism perpe- 
trated against gardening pursuits, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement 
sidewalks on both sides of Cornell avenue from Hyde 
Park boulevard to East 56th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Nance, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea5_-Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff', Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball! Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 



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Mc'Nichols, Klaus, Caillerton, Novak, Kcrner, Horno, 
Alicrn, Sniitli, Maypole,. Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffon, Wallace, Haderlein, Rocder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, WaLson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
liitfler, Byrne, Hrubee, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegrara, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 
Nays — ^None. 



ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
fcain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 
Nays — None. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Fetzer presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install water service 
pipe into premises of the Aquinas High School on the 
east side of Clyde avenue near East 71st street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to any 
licensed drain layer to lay .two six-inch drains at 
East 72nd street and Merrill avenue, upon payment of 
regular fees. Said work shall be done under the 
supervision of the Bureau of Sewers, Department of 
Public Works, and in conformity with all the ordi- 
nances and regulations governing such construction. 

Aid. Fetzer presented an order for paving the north- 
and-south alley in the block bounded by Stony Island 
avenue, Cornell avenue. East 69th street and East 70t;h 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance for the construction of a cement sidewalk on 
the east side of Clyde avenue from East 70th street to 
East 71st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kimball, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coug^hlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, CuUefton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith,' Maypole, Rodriguez,' Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark- 66. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement 
sidewalks on a system of streets as follows, to wit: 
south side of East 69th street from South Park avenue 
to Indiana avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fetzer, said 
estimate was approved and, said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, MoDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Cross presented an order for opening Kingston 
avenue across the right of way of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

Aid. Cross and Woodhull presented an ordinance for 
establishing the sidewalk line on the east side of Ex- 
change avenue from East 91st street to alley'first south 
thereof. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Cross moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— jCoughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, MoDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on the east side 
of Exchange avenue from East 91st street to the alley 
first south of East 91st street, be and the same is hereby 
established at seven and one-half (7%) feet from the 
lot line, to correspond with the line of sidewalk now 
constructed on the east side of Exchange avenue from 
East 92nd street to the alley first north of East 92nd 
street. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in 
conflict with this ordinance jtre hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in effect from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Cross and Woodhull presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the Calumet 
Western Railway Company to construct, maintain and 
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street and seven railroad tracks over and across East 
114th street, east of Torrence avenue, which was 
■Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. WoodhuU presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : ... 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
- William Bennett to erect and maintain a post sign at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 9505 Ewing avenue. Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Woodhull presented an order directing that 
Frank Poczesny be permitted to maintain and occupy 
flat in basement of building at 8445 Escanaba avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the west side of Baltimore avenue from 
East 96th street to East 97th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cross, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

yea5_.Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball' Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, W^alker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
water supply pipe in a system "of streets as follows, to 
wit: East 86th place from Stony Island avenue to 
MacFarlane avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Woodhull, 
said estimate wag approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

yeas_iCoughlin, Kenna, N-orris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball,' Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, CuUerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypote, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, TouHy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel,. Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 



cement sidewalks on both sides of Manistee avenue from 
East 87th street to East 89th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cross, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas-^GoughVm, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball', Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Hornc, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowiski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66, 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for grad- 
ing and paving with brick a system of streets as follows, 
to wit : East 93rd street from South Chicago avenue to 
Baltimore avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Woodhull, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66- 
Nays — None. 



Nays — ^None. 



ALSO, 



An ordinance providing for the construction of 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block presented an order amending an order 
passed March 19, 1917, authorizing payment of com- 
pensation for extra work performed under contract 
with Phillip H. Gundermann for installation of plumb- 
ing work in laundry building at the Clarendon Beach. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 66. 

Nays — ^None. 



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April 30, 1917. 



The fdilowing is said order as passed : 

OrderCdi That all order heretofore passed by this 
Couiipii, on March 19, 1917, and shown at page 3883 
Of the Jouriial of the proceedings of that date, au- 
thorizing payment of $176.85 on contract of Phillip 
H. Gundernlarin be and the same is hereby amended 
by striking out of the last line of said order, the 
figufes "960-X-41" atid inserting in lieu thereof the 
figures "960-X-30." 

Aid. Block presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Whereas, This Council on March 19, 1917, passed 
an order setting aside a day to be named later as a 
Tag Day for the Jewish war sufferers, and 

Wmereas, May 29 has been selected by the Chi- 
cago Relief Committee for Jewish war sufferers, 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That May 29, 1917, is hereby set as a 
tag day for Jewish war sufferers and the General 
Superintendent of Police and the Commissioner of 
Public Works are hereby ordered to issue the nec- 
essary permits therefor. 

Aid. Block presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the General Superintendent of 
Police be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to St. Anthony's Parish to conduct a carnival, for 
f.harity, on private property in the block bounded by 
lottage Grove avenue, Forrestville avenue, West 
-14th street and West 113th street, from May 18, 
1917, to May 27, 1917. 

Aid. Block presented a claim of Fannie Boersma for 
j-eimbursement of cost of repairing water main, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an ordi- 
nance providing for the construction of a cement side- 
walk on the east side of Harvard avenue from West 
113th street to West 114th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Block, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliflf, Doyle, MoDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Blook, Johnson. 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker; R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein,' Roeder, Link. Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 66. 

Nays — None. 



W. J. Cassidy to construct and maintain a driveway 
aci'oss the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 1227 West 12th street; said premit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Aid. Klaus presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit 
to The Pilsen Foundry & Iron Works to maintain 
and operate, as now constructed, a scale in the alley 
adjoining the premises located at 1526-32 West 22nd 
street, in accordance with plans and specifications 
to be filed with and approved by the said Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, upon the filing of the ap- 
plication and bond and payment of the initial com- 
pensation provided for by ordinance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a claim of Peter Niedz- 
wiecki for a rebate of water rates, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid, McNichols presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Home presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : ' 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and -he is -hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Henry Fash to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
3810 West Monroe street; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Aid. Home presented an ordinance licensing and 
regulating meat food products establishments which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Home presented an ordinance for amendment 
of Section 2537 of The Chicago Code of 1911, to elim- 
inate requirement of filing of a bond with applications 
for licenses for the operation and maintenance of 
tickers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Home presented a claim of P. H. Dawson for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance providing for the construction of cement 
sidewalks on both sides of Gladys avenue from South 
Western avenue to Stanley terrace, 

Consideration of which was, on motion of Aid. 
Home, deferred. 



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FOURTEENTH WARD. 



Aid. Smith and Maypole presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings, 
Health, Public Works and Gas and Electricity be and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to issue to 
St. Matthew's Catholic Church, all the necessary per- 
mits, free of charge, including inspections, for the 
erection of a school building at Fulton street and 
North Albany avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install, without 
charge, a 2- inch water service pipe to supply the 
St. Matthew's School to be located at Fulton street 
and North Albany avenue. 

Aid. Smith and Maypole presented a claim of. A. 
Rosenberg for a rebate of water rates, and a claim of 
Joseph Smith for wages, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Szym- 
kowski.-said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas_^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball! Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
MoNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez. Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, St'effen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 66, 

I^ays — None. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented a claim of C. Zoch for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements ■ submitted an 
ordinance providing for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the north side of West Chicago avenue 
from North California avenue to North Mozart street, 

Consideration of which was, on motion of Aid. 
Rodriguez, deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for water 
service pipes in Haddon avenue between North Kedzie 
avenue and 516 feet west. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kaindl, 
said estimate was approved . and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas_jCoughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
riiff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Jobnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski. 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 66. 
i^ays — None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance providing for the construction of cement 
sidewalks on both sides of Snow street from Elston 
avenue to Chicago and Northwestern. Railroad (Wis- 
consin Division), 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Walkowiak and Adamkiewicz presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to L 
Lebovsky to erect and maintain a board sign 10 x 4 
feet to project from building known as 1123 Mil- 
, waukee avenue. Said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Walkowiak and Adamkiewicz presented an order 
for paving an alley in the block bounded by West Chi- 
cago avenue. North Carpenter street. North Sangamon 
street and Fry street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance providing for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the east side of Noble street from West 
Chicago avenue to West Huron street. 

Consideration of which was, on motion of Aid. Wal- 
kowiak, deferred. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Healy presented an order authorizing the City 
Clerk to purchase an American flag and a Municipal 
pennant to be displayed in the Council Chamber. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, 'Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
* ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez^ Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 



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April 30, 1917. 



Littler, Byrno, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynoh, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be and he hereby is 
directed to purchase an American flag and one 
Municipal pennant to be displayed in the Council 
Chamber and that the funds necessary for the pur- 
chase of the same 'be appropriated out of the mis- 
cellaneous receipts of the city. 

Aid. Healy presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he hereby is directed to issue a permit to W. 
F. Cummings to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
330-32 South Paulina street. Said permit to be is- 
sued and work to be done according to the provis- 
ions of an ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation be and it hereby is authorized to deliver to 
the Municipal Commission on Downtown Improve- 
ments such selection of the plats and data relating 
to underground improvements in the downtown dis- 
trict as were prepared for the Committee on Local 
Transportation by the Subway Bureau of the City 
Engineer's office in 1908-9 as may be agreed upon 
between the chairman of the Committee on Local 
Transportain and the Chairman of the aforesaid 
Commission on the understanding that the same are 
to be returned to the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation at such time as they may be needed in the 
furthermg of the work of that Committee, and be 
it further 

Ordered, That the secretary of the Municipal Com- 
mission on Downtown Improvements be and he here- 
by is authorized to receive, receipt and retain the 
custody of same until they are required by the 
Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Healy presented a claim of the American Post- 
ing Service for refunds of permit fees, and a claim of 
Hyman Zide for a rebate of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Walker presented the following order, which 
wa^, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Eliza Yott to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
1337-39 North Clark street; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Aid. Walker presented a claim of Pelouze Scale 
Company for a rebate of water rates, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Walker presented an order directing that funds 
be provided for the installation of a danger sigxi on 
North State street 75 feet south of Division street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance providing for the construction of cement 
sidewalks on both sides of West Kinzie street from 
North Clark street to Wells street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Walker, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas—Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
IlifT, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. MoCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steflfen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
■ Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner. 
Thos. J, Lynch, Clark— 66. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of a 
cement sidewalk on the north side of West Ontario 
street from North Dearborn street to North Clark 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. R. H. Mc- 
Cormick, said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Tliflf, Doyle,, McDonough, Nance, A. A. MoCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
MoNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, . Kerner, Home, 
Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nmys — None. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Bauler and Ellison presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Charles Lapaglia to erect and maintain a barber 
pole at the edge of the sidewalk in front of the 
premises known as 370 West Oak street. (Said bar- 
ber pole shall be erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the American 



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Malting Company to .maintain and operate a railroad 
switch track over and across Bliss street, northeasterly 
of North Branch street, and across northeasterly-and- 
southwesterly alley northwesterly of Bliss street, 
northeasterly of Cherry avenue, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Local .Industries. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to Armour & Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and operate a railroad 
switch track in and- along Kingsbury street, north- 
vv-esterly of North Halsted street, which was 

Referred to the Committee oti Local Industries. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented an order authoriz- 
ing payment of claim of Edward Gibbons for com- 
pensation for personal injuries, in accordance with an 
order passed March 16, 1914, which was 

Referre'd to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Wallace presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to -issue a permit to 
Lincoln Clothing Company to string, and maintain 
for thirty days, a banner across the street in front 
of 2602 and 2603 Lincoln avenue. Said banner shall 
be erected and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Wallace presented a claim of John Logan for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD^ 

Aid. Haderlein presented an ordinance amending an 
ordinance passed March 1, 1917, granting permission 
and authority to the Congress Hotel Company to main- 
tain and use certain vaults under surface of alleys in 
the block bounded by East Congress street. East Har- 
rison street, South Michigan avenue and South Wabash 
avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Y(?a5_^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. MoCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, CuUerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahem, Smith; Maypole, Rodriguez,- Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Tick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynoh, Pegram, 



Long, Rea, Fisher, Miohaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 
Nays — None. ^ 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council March 1, 1917, and appearing upon pages 
3606-7-8 of the Journal of the Proceedings of said 
date, granting permission to the Congress Hotel 
Company, a corporation, its successors and assigns, 
to maintain and use certain vaults under the sur- 
face of the alleys in the block bounded by East 
Congress street, East Harrison street, South Mich- 
igan avenue and South Wabash avenue be amended 
as follows: By striking out the word and figures 
"sixty (60)" in line eight of Section six (6) of said 
ordinance and inserting in lieu thereof the follow- 
ing word and figures: "ninety (90)", 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Haderlein presented an order for an investi- 
gation of the location and uses of the street lying be- 
tween the Chicago River and Kinzie street, east of the 
North Branch of the River, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Haderlein and Roeder presented an order di- 
recting issuance of a permit to Joseph Schlitz Brew- 
ing Company to erect a signboard on roof of building 
at 1205 Roscoe street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
HalL 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance providing for the construction of a cement 
sidew-alk on the west side of North Irving avenue from 
Roscoe street to School street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
MciNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
A'hern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R." H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, -Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Miohaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Link presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be re- 
quested to furnish this Council as soon as possible 
an opinion as to the right of the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railroad Company to abandon its pass- 



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cnger service IVom the oily 
Station. 



to its Wilson Avenuo 



Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be re- 
quested to furnish this Council with an opinion as 
soon as possible as to the power of the city to pro- 
hibit the Chicago and North Western Railroad Com- 
pany from causing or allowing its locomotive en- 
gines to stand and emit smoke and gases under the 
station of the North Western Elevated Railroad 
Company known as the Stub End Station on North 
Clark street, north of the Chicago River. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
G. E. Holmes to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
4930 Broadway; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Link presented an order directing that Adam 
Gritzmacher be permitted to erect an addition to frame 
shed at 5713 North Clark street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



Time Fixed for Succeeding Regular Meeting. 

Aid. Capitain presented an ordinance fixing the time 
for the next succeeding regular meeting of the Coun- 
cil. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Capitain moved to pass said ordinance. 
The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, ^ Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Eaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec; O'Toole, Wm. J- Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by 'the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next regular meeting of this 
Council to be held after the meeting of April 30, 
1917, be and the same is hereby fixed to be held on 
Wednesday, May 9, 1917, at 2 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 

Aid. Capitain presented an ordinance establishing 



the width of the roadway on Brompton avenue from 
Sheridan road to Pino Grove avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Capitain moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^CougMin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A; A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak,. Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powiers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch* Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the roadway on Brompton ave- 
nue, from the west lot line of Sheridan road to the 
east lot line of Pine Grove avenue, be and the same 
is hereby established at twenty-eight (28) feet. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts' of ordinances 
in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and 'after its passage. 

Aid. Capitain presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
IRiObert M. Fair to construct and maintain two drive- 
ways across the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 931-939' Wilson avenue; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the terms of an ordinance passed July 
■- 2.8, 1913, governing the construction and maintenance 
of driveways. 

Aid. Capitain presented a claim of" Mrs. N. G. Reedy 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

, The Board of Lofial Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for water ser- 
vice pipes in Murphy avenue between Birchwood ave- 
nue and Howard street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Link, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance. A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, B'lock, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Itealy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick,. Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 



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tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, _ Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, ^egram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 
Nays — 'None. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Pretzel presented an order for a water supply 
pipe in North California avenue from its present ter- 
minus south of Foster avenue to Winona avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lipps presented a claim of A. T. Roner for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lipps presented an order for a water supply 
pipe in North California avenue from Pratt avenue to 
Kenilworth avenue, which wfis 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improv-ements submitted an 
ordinance providing for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the east side of North Oakley avenue from 
Belle Plaine avenue to Irving Park boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Coughlin. Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
lliff Doyle, Mc^Donough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball' Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichoIs, Klaus, CulLerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak,- Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynoh, Clark — 66. 

Nays — ^None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for six-inch 
drains in a system of streets as follows : Ainslie street 
between North Kildare avenue and North Kostner ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas_Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson,- Schwartz, 
lliff Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball' Fetzer, Cross, 'WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz 'walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powe'rs, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Oapi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 



Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, -Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lyncih, Clark— 66. 
Nays — ^None, 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for six- 
inch drains in a system of streets as follows : Berenice 
avenue between North Central avenue and North Austin 
avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, gchwartz. 
lliff, Doyle, MoDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball', Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Abern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkow^ski, 
Kunz, 'walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynoh, Clark— 66. 

Nays — None, 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for six- 
inch drains in a system of streets as follows: Carmen 
avenue between Milwaukee avenue and C. M. & St. P. 
R. R., etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
lliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, 'walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski. 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos, J. Lyndh, Clark— 66, 
A^ays^-None, 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in North Central avenue from Addison street 
to Grace street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy,, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Sohwartz,- 
.Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball! Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, CulLerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, 'walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powws, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 



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Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner 
Thos. J. Lynoh, Clark— ()6. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of a 
cement sidewalk on the south side of Dakin street 
from North Cicero avenue to North Lavergne avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said ordinanc>e was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilitr, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetaer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kemer, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski^ 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowleri 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steifen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner^ 
Thos. ,T. Lynoh, Clark— 66. 

Nays — ^None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
cast iron water supply pipe in Haft street from North 
Nagle avenue to Milwaukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin", Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, Mc^Donough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Clillerton, Novak, Kemer, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler' 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram. 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark- 66. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
cast iron water supply pipe in Clympia avenue from 
Ayondale avenue to 210 feet south of Otsego avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris,, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliflf, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, . Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kemer, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram^ 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner^ 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 66. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Adamowski presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Morris Summerfeld to construct and maintain a 
driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 1702 North Western avenue; said permit 
to be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the terms of an ordinance 
passed July 28, 1913, governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Littler presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to L. 
A. Leistikow to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
1608-10 North Washtenaw avenue; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and maui- 
tenailce of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. M. 
& V. Weil to maintain a driveway at 3057 North 
Rockwell street; said permit to be issued and work 
to be done according to the provisions of the ordi- 
nance of July 28, 1913, governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

'Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Western Union Telegraph Co., to erect and 
maintain a bicycle stand in front of premises, 1617 
Milwaukee avenue. Said bicycle stand shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Byrne presented the following order, which was, 
on motion,, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to cause to be flushed 
South Ashland avenue from West 66th to West 6'9th 
streets; and West 69th street from Loomis street to 
South Hoyne avenue. 

Aid. Byrne presented an order directing considera- 
tion of an extension of the street railway system in 
Wst 47th street from South Kedzie avenue to South 
Central Park avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Hrubec presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Dabkey and Patten to string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 
1440-42 West 47th street. Said sign shall be erected 
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regulations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege siiall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Thomas Kodydek to erect and maintain a wooden 
sign, 8 feet by lYa feet, to be erected on two wooden 
■ post's at the curb line in front of 5124 Sauth Robey 
street. Said sign shall be erected and maintamed m 
accordance with all rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor at any time m 
his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile pipe 
sew,er in West 53rd place from Soubh Sacramento ave- 
nue to 300 feet w^est of South Sacramento avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Byrne, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilifl' Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball! Fetz'er, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kenier, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son. Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegrani, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J, Lynch, Clark— 66. 
A'ays— None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for six- 
inch drains in West 53rd street between South Homan 
avenue and South St. Louis avenue. 

By unanimous consent, oh motion of Aid. Hrubec, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball', Fetz-er, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for six- 
inch drains in a system of streets as follows: West 
•53rd street between South Kedzie avenue and South 
Sacramento avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Byrne, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 



ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnscfn, 
McNichols,- Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 
Nays — ^None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in South Trumbull avenue from West 55th 
street to West 57th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hrubec, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kemer, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H; McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nays — ^None. - 

Aid. Byrne presented an order for removal, as a 
nuisance, of building at 6558 South Ashland avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Byrne presented an order for a water supply 
pipe in South Sawyer avenue from West 55bh street 
to West 57th street, and an order for paving with brick 
an alley in the block bounded by South Ashland avenue. 
South Marshfield avenue, West 50th street and West 
52nd street, which were 
Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 
Aid. Hrubec presented orders for paving with con- 
crete the following alleys : 

Alley in the block bounded by South Ashland ave- 
nue. South Justine street, West 47th street and West 
48th street; 

Alley in the block bounded by South Ashland ave- 
nue. South Justine street, West 51st street and West 
52nd street; 

Alley in the block bounded by South Ashland ave- 
nue. South Marshfield avenue, West 51st street and 
West 52nd street, and 

Alley in the block bounded by South Ashland ave- 
nue, South Marshfield avenue. West 47th street and 

West 48th street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



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THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Rea presented llie following ordei's, which were, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
James J. Doody to construct and maintain two drive- 
ways across the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 1013-17 West 79th street; said permit to be is- 
sued and the work therein authorized to be done in 
accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
V July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
• be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Harry Zisook to maintain two (2) driveways, one at 
No. 7645 South Haisted street and the other at No. 
7'651 South Haisted street; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to the provisions of 
the ordinance of July 28, ii913, governing the con- 
struction and Tuaintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Fisher presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to the Columbia Western Mills, a corporation, to 
maintain two (2) driveways on the west side of 
South Peoria street, one to be located 71% feet south 
of West 121st street and the other 449 1/3 feet south 
of West 121st street; said permit to be issued and 
work to be done according to the provisions of the or-' 
dinance of July 28, 1913, governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to require the Pennsyl- 
vania R. R. Co., to install, maintain and operate gates 
at the intersection of West 99th street, with the right 
of way of that company, and to abolish the continuous 
bell ringing at that location. (Petition hereto at- 
tached.) 

Aid. Fisher presented an ordinance establishing the 
width of the roadway on South Hamilton avenue from 
West 103rd street to West 10'5th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Fisher presented an ordinance establishing the 
width of the roadway on South Hoyne avenue from 
West 103rd street to West 105th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Fislier presented an ordinance establishing the 
width of the roadway on South Leavitt street from 
West 103rd street to West 105th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Ald| Fisher presented an ordinance establishing the 
width of the roadway on West 105th street from South 
Seeley avenue to South Leavitt street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Fisher presented an ordinance establishing the 
width of the roadway on West 104th street from South 
Seeley avenue to South Leavitt street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Fisher presented a claim of J. A. Alexander for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 



Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fislier presented an order for cement sidewalks 
on both sides of Aberdeen street from West 99th street 
lo West 103rd street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on the east side of Loomis street from West 
89th street to West 9'lst street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rea, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows:. 

Yeas — Couglilin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
II iff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Culterton, Novak, Kemer, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, WalkoWiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderiein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 
■ ISays — ^None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphalt a system of 
streets as follows, to wit: Throop street from West 
77tb street to West 7&th street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fisher, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, MoDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kemer, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. MoCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderiein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nays — ^None; 



THIRTY-TfflRD WARD. 

Aid. Michaelson presented the following resolution, 

which was, on motion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, Attorneys acting in conference and rep- 
resenting the Attorney General, the State Insurance 
Department, the City of Chicago and the Board of 
Assessors of Cook County have introduced proposed 
legislation which will increase the revenue now de- 
rived by the €ity of Chicago from the taxation of in- 

, surance permiums and restore privileges formerly 
enjoyed by the City under the old special charter, 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, By the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago, that the Mayor appoint a committee of five 
members of the City Council to secure the aid of all 



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members of the legislature from tliis City in behalf 
of the proposed legislation and to ask the co-opera- 
tion of the proper ofTicials of all municipalities in 
the State, of this action. 

Aid. Michaelsoh presented an order directing is- 
suance of a permit to E. E. Cole to construct a sleep- 
ing porch on rear of building at 2548 Smalley court, 
an order directing issuance of a permit to Paul Hoff- 
man to construct a frame addition to cottage at 4517 
Homer street, and an order directing issuance of a per- 
mit t^ Albert Tappert to install four rooms in attic of 
building at 2442 North Avers avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Michaelson presented a claim of the Logan 
Square Bond & Realty Company for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hazen presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered,. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Western Indiana .Railroad, an Illinois corporation, to 
maintain two (2) driveways on the south side of 
West Division street, located respectively, 39 feet and 
96 feet east of the east line of North Kilpatrick ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued .and work to be done 
according to the provisions -of the ordinance of July 
28, 1913, governing the construction and mainten- 
ance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hefeby directed to issue a permit to H. 
C. Wickersheim to construct and maintain driveway 
. in front of premises known as 3261 Fullerton ave- 
nue. Said*permit to be issued and work to be done 
according to the provisions of an ordinance of July 
28, 1913, governing the construction and maintenance 
of iriveways. 

Aid. Hazen presented an order- for paving with brick 
an alley in the block bounded by West Superior street, 
West Chicago avenue. North Lamon avenue and North 
Lavergne avenue, an order for cement sidewalks on 
both sides of Crystal street, Potomac avenue, Kamer- 
ling avenue and Hirsch street from North Central ave- 
nue to North Long avenue, and an order for water sup- 
ply pipes in Potomac avenue from North Long avenue 
to North Central avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board ofLocal Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for thg. construction of cement side- 
walks on both sides of Altgeld street from North Kost- 
ner avenue to North Kilbourn avenue. 

By unanimous Qonsent, on motion of Aid. Michael- 
son, said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays a^^ 
follows: 

Yeas— -Coughlin, Kenna, - Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, MoDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kemer, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Frariz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 



tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watso'n, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the southerly side of West Grand 
avenue from North Lockwood avenue to North Central 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Fr'anz, Fick, Walker, R; H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen,- Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, -Lipps, W'atson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram. 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of North Kolmar avenue 
from the railroad first north of West Grand avenue to 
West Grand avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Michaelson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A." A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
MdNichols,' Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kei^ner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. *' 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the east side of North Mansfield ave- 
nue from Wabansia avenue to West' North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays^as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, Kim- 
ball! Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 



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April 30, 1917. 



Littler, Byruo, Hrubcc, O'Toolc, Win. J. Lynch, I't'srain, 
Long, Rea, Eislior, Miohaolson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Tlios. J. Lynch, Glafli— 66. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in North Mason avenue from Diversey ave- 
nue to Wrightwood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Michaelson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. MoCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
Mc'Nichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
KunZ, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. MoCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
taiii, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, ' Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, l^egram. 
Long', Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toftian, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66, 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile. 
pipe sewer in North McVicker avenue from Diversey 
avenue to Wrightwood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

.Yea«— <Joughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. MoCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
MoNichols, Klaus, Cutlerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, (Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. MoCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram', 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nays — None. 



Long, Rea, Fisher, Miohaolson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 66. 
Nays — None. . * ' ' 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile, 
pipe sewer in North Natchez avenue#from West Grand 
avenue to McLean avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yea*— rCoughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. MoCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross' Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
MoNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. MoCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Ilea, Fisher, Miohaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66, 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in North Sayre Eivenue from 127 feet north 
of Palmer street to Belden avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Miohaelson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. MoCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
MoNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Horne, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R.H. MoCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamow^ski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Miohaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
brick and tile pipe sewer in North Melvina avenue from 
West Grand avenue to Armitage avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Miohaelson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. MoCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
MoNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Horne, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. MoCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J, Lynch, Pegram, 



THIRTY-FOURTH WAKD. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented the following or- 
ders,- which were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Barney Balaban and Sam Katz to construct, maintain 
and operate a canopy over the sidewalk in West 
Twelfth street, to be attached to the building or 
structure located at 3531-9 West Twelfth street, in 
accordance with plans and specifications to be filed 
with the Cornmissioner of Public .Works and ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Buildings and Chief 
of Fire Prevention and Public Safety, said canopy 
not to exceed 33 feet in length nor 20 feet in width, 
upon the filing of the application and bond and pay- 
ment of the initial compensation proyided for by 
ordinance, 



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MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



99 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to J. J. Cerny and F. Chmelik, president 
and secretary, respectively, of the South Crawford 
Avenue Business Men's Association authorizing the 
use of city water from fire hydrants, without cost, 
from April 1, 19*17, to November 15, 1917, in con- 
sideration of the cleaning of South Crawford avenue 
from West 12th street ^o West 31st street; said per- 
mit to contain a condition that if said J. J. Cerny 
and F. Chmelik shall fail to clean said street 
to the satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, or if said water is 
used for any other purpose than street sprinkling, 
they shall pay to the city the full rate for all water 
used from the date of the issuance of said permit, 
and if said J. J. Cerny and F. Chmelik shall fail 
to comply with the conditions of said permit, the 
Mayor shall revoke the same, and no other permit 
shall be issued to said J. J. Cerny and F. Chmelik 
until all charges have been paid. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Home Garage to string, and maintain for thirty days, 
a muslin sign Across the sidewalk in front of 1614 
South Kedzie avenue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented an ordinance 
for amendment of The Chicago Code of 1911, by add- 
ing thereto Section 1319%, providing for the licensing 
and regulation of food-stands, carts and counters, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented a claim of J. B. 
Cohen ftjr* a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented an order direct- 
ing issuance of a permit to the Federated Zionist So- 
cieties to conduct a "tag day" on May 20, 1917, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THBRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented a claim of Thomas 
Brown for wages, a claim of Dr. George W. Reis for a 



refund of license fee, and claims of A. Bilz and James 
W. O'Hara for rebates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented an order in reference 
to salaries and positions of €ity employes who have 
entered or hereafter may enter the military or naval 
service of the United States, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for water ser- 
vice pipes in Monticello avenue between Bloomingdale 
avenue and Cortland street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Thos. J. 
Lynch, said estimate was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. MoCormick, Kim- 
ball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
MdNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Elli- 
son, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capi- 
tain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Miohaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 66. 

Nays — None. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



Trainer Bros.: Addition to Shed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that an order granting per- 
mission to Trainor Brothers to maintain addition to 
shed at 2431 Loomis street, placed on file April 4, 
1917, page 4196 of the Journal, be taken Irom file and 
re-referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

The motion prevailed. 



Adjournment. 

Aid. Home moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed to meet on Wednesday, May 9, 1917, at 2:00 
o'clock P. M. 




CITY CLERK. 



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COPY 



JOURNAL of the PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Wednesday, May 9, 1917 



2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 



[Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, iNorris, Anderson, iSchwartz, Iliflf, 
Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szym- 
kowski, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, 
Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, 
Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch and Clark, 

Absent — ^Ald. Richert and R. H. McCormick. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to correct the printed record of 
the Proceedings of the regular meeting held Monday, 
April 30, 1917, by striking out the language, "Aid. 
Michaelson moved to concur in said appoint- table", 
occurring in the 31st and 32nd lines in the right-hand 
column of page 42 of said record, and by inserting in 
lieu thereof the following: '^Ald. Michaelson moved to 
lay said motion on the table'. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve said printed record as 
corrected, as the Journal of the Proceedings of said 
meeting, and to dispense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour appointed for the 
meeting) , the Mayor called the Council to order. 



Communications from the Mayor, City Clerk, City 

Comptroller, Commissioner of Public Works and 

Other City OIRcers, Departments and 

Branches of the City Government. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of members, and there was 
found to be 



A quorum present. 



Releases from House of Correction: Report. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted by His Honor 
the Mayor, containing a list of the names of persons re- 
leased by him from the House of Gorreotion during the 



101 



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102 



OOMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



May 9, 1917. 



period ended May 5, 1917, together with the cause of 
each release, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Taxation of Insurance Premiums: Committee to Secure 
Enabling Legislation. 

His Honor the Mayor presented the following com- 
munication, which was ordered published and placed 
on file: 

Office of the Mayor,! 
Chicago, May 9, 1917.] 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — ^In conformity with the terms of a 
resolution passed by your Honorable Body at its last 
regular meeting, directing the appointment of a com- 
mittee of five members of the City Council to secure 
the aid of all members of the Legislature from the city 
in behalf of the proposed legislation to increase the 
revenue now derived by the City of Chicago from the 
taxation of insurance premiums and restore privileges 
formerly enjoyed by the city under the old special 
charter, I have the honor to appoint the following: 

Aid. Michaelson, Richert, Wallace, Franz and R. H. 
McCormick. 

Yours respectfully, 
(.Signed) _ Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Fire Alarm and Police Telegraph: Auxiliary System. 

also, 

The following communication, which was, together 
with the communication transmitted therewith, referred 
to the Committee on Finance : 

Office op the Mayor,| 
Chicago, May 9, 1917. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

- Gentlemen — ^I transmit herewith a communication 
from N. Banks Cregier calling attention to the vulner- 
able condition of the police and fire telegraph systems 
and suggesting an auxiliary system be installed. 

I respectfully recommend the reference of the sub- 
ject to an appropriate committee for consideration. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



CITY CLERK. 



Report of Acceptances ajid Bonds. 

The City Clerk submitted a report of acceptances 
and bonds under ordinances, filed in his office and not 
previously reported to the Council, which was ordered 
printed in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 1 



Said report reads as follows : 

Office of the City Clerk,) 
Chicago, May 9, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions of 
the Code, I hereby make report of acceptances and 
bonds filed in this office : 

Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company: Ac- 
ceptance and bond, ordinance of February 19, 1917, 
switch track across Fleetwood street, etc.; filed April 

17, 1917. 

R. 'R. Donnelly & Sons Co. : Acceptance and bond, or- 
dinance of March 28, 1917, switch tracks; filed April 

18, 1917. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) James T. Igoe, 

City Clerk. 



British Commission: Invitation to Visit City. 

also. 

The following communication, which was ordered 
published and placed on file : 

Care OP British Embassy,] 
Washington, April 30, 1917. | 

Mr. James T. Igoe, City Clerk, the City Council, Chi- 
cago, ni.: 

Dear Sir — Mr. Balfour desires me to acknowledge 
the receipt of the telegram which you sent to him on 
April 28. He begs that you will kindly express to the 
City Council of the City of Chicago his grateful thanks 
for the honour which has been extended to him by their 
invitation. It would, of course, give him great pleasure 
to visit the city should time and circumstances permit, 
but his negotiations at Washington render it impossible 
for him at present to make any engagements for the 
future. 



(Signed) 



Yours very truly, 

Eric Drummond. 



Bread Supply: Municipal Control. 

also. 

The following communication, which was ordered 
published and' placed on file: 

Honorable Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor of Chicago, 
and Members of the City Council of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The Municipal Market Association and 
members of various other organizations now assembled, 
do petition the Honorable Mayor of the City of Chi- 
cago and members of the Chicago City- Council to take 
immediate action on the bread supply of the City of 
Chicago. 

Whereas, The nation and the press of the United 
States are calling attention to the waste in American 
kitchens, and, 

Whereas, Undue and unwarranted' publicity is be- 



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ing given this waste in kitchens, and unfair advantage 
taken of the credulity of women, and 

Whereas, Little or no attention has been given to 
the pernicious business systems of wa^e, and distri- 
bution of food products with its overburdening load 
of nonproduoers, and 

Whereas, 60,000 to 100,000 loaves of bread have 
been turned back in the City of Chicago every second 
day, and largely fed to animals to the detriment of life 
and price to the consumer; therefore, be it 

'Resolved, That it is the sense of this assembly that 
this one branch of food production be immediately 
taken over by the municipality and operated for the 
benefit of human beings. 

In the event that there be no law of the City of 
Chicago to meet the situation, we do petition that : 

The United States Government now recognize the 
waste going on in this particular class of foods, rather 
than shifting the blame to the American kitchen, and 
remedy the same by operating the large baking plants 
in the nation, and we solicit the aid of the Council 
Body to remedy this and other wastes in business 
systems. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Ella R. Messier, 

President Municipal Market Association. 
3411 Monroe street, 
Chicago, May 1, 1917. 



Temporary Appointments: Department of Gas and 
Electricity. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, which was ordered 
placed on file: 

Office op the City Clerk, | 
Chicago, May 9, 1917. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the terms of an 
order passed by Your Honorable Body on December 
7, 1916, I transmit herewith carbon copy submitted to 
me by the Department of Gas and Electricity of tem- 
porary appointments made for the period ended May 
3, 1917. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) James T. Igoe, 

City Clerk. 



Local Transportation Systems: Franchise Term of 
Thirty Years. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Greater Chicago Federa- 
tion, protesting against approval of a pending Bill to 
authorize the City Council to grant franchises for 
periods not exceeding thirty years to local transporta- 
tion systems, consideration of which was 

Temporarily deferred. 



Intoxicating Liquors: Prohibition against Sale During 
War with Germany. 

ALSO, 

A resolution from the Skand. Grand Lodge of Inter- 
national Good Templar urging prohibition against the 
sale of intoxicating liquors during continuance of war 
with Germany, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 



Chicago Tunnel Co.: Sale of Telephone System. 

ALSO, 

A communication and ordinance from the Chicago 
Tunnel Company, providing for the sale and disposal 
of its telephone plant and equipment upon payment 
of compensation to the City, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 



Vacation of Alley: in Block Bounded by W. 36th St., S. 

Western Av., S. Campbell Av. and Chicago and 

Alton Railroad. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for vacation of an alley in 
the block bounded by West 36th street. South Western 
avenue, South Campbell avenue and the Chicago and 
Alton Railroad, in Town of Brighton, S. E. %, Section 
36-39-13 (Emil Popper, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 



Vanderbilt vs. Johnson: Election Contest. 

ALSO, 

A petition, verified by affidavit, of Hiram Vanderbilt, 
contesting the election of Charles V, Johnson, as Ald- 
erman of the Ninth Ward, said petition containing a 
statement of the points on which said election will be 
contested, which petition was filed in the office of the 
City Clerk May 2, 1917; which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



Prairie Garage: Occupancy of Building for Garage 
Purposes. 

ALSO, . 

An order directing that the Prairie Garage be per- 
mitted to occupy portion of building at 214-216 E. 
58th street for garage purposes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



8611 S. Paulina St.: Occupancy of Building. 

ALSO, 

An order directing that completioia of building at 
8611 South Paulina street be permitted, which was 



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Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Town of Cicero: Supply of City Water to Residents on 
Lombard Ave. 

ALSO, 

A communication from town clerk of Town of 
Cicero, requesting that the City of Berwyn be per- 
mitted to supply water to the residents of Lombard 
avenue in the Town of Cicero, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Settlements of Claims against City: Monthly Report 
(April, 1917). 

The Clerk presented reports, submitted by the Cor- 
.poration Counsel, of settlements of claims against the 
City during the month of April, 1917, which were 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. 



Sundry Claims. 

ALSO, 

A claim of C. Weber for a refund of permit fee, and 
claims of Walter J. Lister and Gately Clothing Com- 
pany for refunds of license fees, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 



"Bar Permits": Weekly Report. 

The Clerk presented a report, submitted by the City 
Collector, containing a list of persons to whom special 
"bar permits" were issued, since the last preceding 
meeting of the Council, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Criminal Complaints: Monthly Report (January, 1917). 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the General Superintendent of Police, 
which was, together with the report transmitted there- 
with, ordered placed on fde: 

Office of the General Superintendent of Police,] 

Chicago, May 7, 1917.^ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with an order passed by 
Your Honorable Body, I transmit herewith report for 
the month of January, 1917, showing the number of 
criminal complaints received by this department dur- 
ing the said month. 

Respectfully,- 
(Signed) , H. F. Schuettler, 

General Superintendent. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



City Depositaries: Minimum and Average Daily Balances 
(for April, 1917). 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the City Comptroller, which was, to- 
gether with the statement transmitted therewith, 
ordered placed on file : 



Department of Finance, 
CiiiCAGO, May 9, 1917 






To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, in City 
Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the order of the 
City Council passed February 2, 1914, we beg to sub- 
mit herewith City Comptroller's bank statement show- 
ing the minimum and average daily balances in each 
of the City Depositaries for the month of April, 1917. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller, 



Bureau of Gas: Monthly Report (for April, 1917). 

The Clerk presented a report of the Bureau of Gas, 
submitted by the Commissioner of Public Service, for 
the month of April, 1917, which was 

Referred' to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Grades: Sundry Streets. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works: 

Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sewers,] 

Chicago, May 8, 1917. | 

To the Honorable the Mayor and the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a proposed ordi- 
nance (in duplicate) for the establishment of sundry 



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105 



street grades in the City of Chicago with the recom- 
mendation that it be passed. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Recommended by: 

(Signed) William R, M.atthews, 

Bench and Grade Engineer. 

(Signed) Geo, E. MgGrath, 

Supt. Bureau of Sewers. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yea5_^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
IlifY, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. MeCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, ' Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Kruradick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None, 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

an ordinance 

Establishing the grades of sundry streets in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Section L That the grades of the following streets, 
at the locations herein indicated, are hereby established 
at the following elevations: 

Elevations 
(in feet). 

At the intersection of_Parker avenue and North 

Linder avenue 39-0 

At the intersection of Parker avenue and North 

Long avenue 38.0 

At the intersection of Fletcher street and Leclaire 

avenue 34.1 

At the intersection of North Neva avenue and 

Schubert avenue 70.2 

At the intersection of North Marmora avenue and 

Schubert avenue 40.7 

At the intersection of North Marmora avenue and 

Barry avenue 'il-0 

On West 51st street 448 feet west of west line of 

South Hoyne avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of West 60th place and Fron- 

tenac avenue 16.8 

On West 39th street 855 feet east of the east line of 

South Western avenue boulevard. . 13.9 



Cn West 39th street 225 feet east of the east line of 
South Western avenue boulevard 13.0 

On West 39th street 120 feet east of the east line 
of South Western avenue boulevard 12.5 

On West 39th street at the east line of South 
Western avenue boulevard 10.4 

On Broadway 375 feet northwesterly from the 
northeast corner of Wilson avenue and Broadway 11.1 

On Broadway at the easterly portal of the proposed 
subway of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St, Paul 
Railway (Evanston Division) 11.8 

At the northwest and southwest curb corners of 

Broadway and Argyle street 8.4 

At the northeast and southeast curb corners of 

Broadway and Argyle street 8.5 

At the southeast curb corner of Broadway and 

Lawrence avenue 10.4 

At the northeast, northwest and southwest curb 

corners of Broadway and Lawrence avenue 9.8 

On Hancock street 70 feet north of south line of 

Bloomingdale avenue 19.7 

On West 105th place 292 feet east of east line of 

Drew street -v 52.0 

On West 105th place at east line of first alley east 

of Drew street 52.0 

At the intersection of South Marshfield avenue and 

West 82nd street 24.5 

At the intersection of South Hermitage avenue and 

West 82nd street 25.0 

At the intersection of East 134th street and Avenue 

M ; 6.0 

On Flournoy street at the right-of-way lines of the 

Aurora, Elgin & Chicago Railroad (between 

South Lockwood avenue and South St. Louis 

avenue) 29.3 

On Loomis street 91 feet south of north line of 

West 22nd street 9.5 

On Loomis street 141 feet south of north line of 

West 22nd street. 8.7 

On Loomis street 491 feet south of north line of 

West 22nd street 8.3 

On Loomis street 2048 feet south of north line of 

West 22nd street 8.3 , 

At the intersection of Indiana avenue and East 

100th -street 16.0 

At the intersection of East 76th street and South 

Wabash avenue 8.5 

On Charles street 134 feet north of north line of 

West 95th street 41.0 

On West 117tlj street 125 feet east of east line of 

South Peoria street, produced north 34.1 

On West 42nd street at the east line of South 

Western avenue boulevard 10.8 

On West 42nd place at the east line of South West- 
ern avenue boulevard 1 1 .0 

On West 42nd place 264 feet east of the east line of 

South Western avenue boulevard 11.0 

At the northeast curb corner of East 72nd street 

and Bennett avenue 6.3 

At the intersection of South Austin avenue and 

Archer avenue 26.0 



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At the intersection of South McVicker avenue and 

Archer avenue 26.3 

At the intersection of South Meade avenue and 

Archer avenue 26.5 

At the intersection of West 5-4th street and South 

Meade avenue 25.0 

At the intersection of West 53rd street and South 

Meade avenue 16.5 

On South Meade avenue at 220 feet north of West 

54th street 24.0 

Cn South Meade avenue 400 feet north of West 54th 

street 18.0 

At the intersection of South McVicker avenue and 

West 53rd street 17.0 

On South McVicker avenue at 100 feet north of 

Archer avenue 24.4 

On South McVicker avenue at 225 feet south of 

West 53rd street 20.5 

On South McVicker avenue 325 feet south of West 

53rd street 23.5 

On South McVicker avenue 470 feet south of West 

53rd street 24.4 

The above elevations shall be measured from the 
plane of low water of Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, as 
established by the Board of Trustees of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal and fixed by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago on July 11, 1898, by an ordinance relating to 
the Lind Block Bench Mark, which ordinance was re- 
enacted as Section 1063 of The Chicago Code of 1911. 

Section 2. That all grades heretofore established 
conflicting with the grades herein are hereby abolished. 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



Water Supply Pipes: in Sundry Streets. 

ALSO, 

An order authorizing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to lay water supply pipes in sundry streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM. 



Financial Report: for March, 1917. 

The Clerk presented a financial statement, submitted 
by the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, for the 
month of March, 1917, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 



Yards Adjoining School Buildings: Hours for Sprinkling. 

The Clerk presented a communication submitted by 
the Board of Education, requesting permission to use 



waler for sprinkling purposes, between the hours of 
8 A. M. and 5 P. M., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



HARBOR BOARD. 



Municipal Pier: Use for Military Purposes. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Harbor Board : 

Harbor Board,] 

Municipal Pier, I 

* Chicago, May 9, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — At the last meeting of the Harbor 
Board a resolution was passed tendering to the Gov- 
ernment the use of the Municipal Pier for military 
purposes. Since the consideration of this resolution, 
application has been made by the Illinois National 
Guard for the use of a portion of the space for a regi- 
ment of engineers and we understand that a similar 
application will soon be forwarded for the occupation 
of additional space for another regiment of a similar 
character. 

Inasmuch as there is considerable space which is 
not being put to any advantage, the Harbor Board 
recommends that the enclosed order authorizing the 
use of such unoccupied space for military purposes 
be passed. 



(Signed) 
(Signed) 


Yours very truly, 

Frank I, Bennett, 
Chairman 
H. V. McGurren, 

Secretary. 



Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the order submitted with the foregoing communica- 
tion. 

Aid. Littler moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna. Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Ncms — None, 

The following is said order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Mayor be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to tender to the United States Government 
and the State of Illinois for military purposes the use 
of such portions of the Municipal Pier as in his judg- 
ment are not required for commercial purposes. 



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107 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



Assessment Rolls. 

The Clerk presented lists, submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, of assessment rolls filed in 
the County Court April 30th and May 2nd, for fmal 
hearing May 17th and May 18th, 1917, which were 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



Norwood Park Av., from Milwaukee Av. to N. Laramie 
Av., Etc. (System): Paving with Asphalt. 

ALSO, 

The following recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance, which were ordered printed in the Journal and 
referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys : 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND ORDINANCE. 



RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance for the improve- 
ment — adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
constructing and connecting catchbasin inlets, con- 
structing new brick catchbasins complete, construct- 
ing a concrete combined curb and gutter on cinders, 
gravel or sand, grading and paving with asphalt on 
six inches of Portland cement concrete, swept with na- 
tural hydraulic cement, the roadways of a system of 
streets, as follows, to wit: 

Norwood Park avenue, from the northeasterly curb 
line of Milwaukee avenue produced southeasterly and 
the northwesterly curb line of Carmen avenue pro- 
duced southwesterly to the west line of North Laramie 
avenue; Argyle street; from the northeasterly line of 
Norwood Park avenue to the west line of North 
Lavergne avenue; Strong street, from the east line of 
North Lockwood avenue to the west line of North 
LaveTgne avenue; Ainslie street, from the northeast- 
erly line of Norwood Park avenue to the west line of 
North Lavergne avenue; Gunnison street, from the 
east line of North Laramie avenue to the west line of 
North Lavergne avenue; North Lavergne avenue, from 
the north line of Lawrence avenue to the north line 
of Argyle street produced west; Leclaire avenue, from 
the north line) of Lawrence avenue to the south line 
of Argyle street; North Laramie avenue, from the 
south line of Gunnison street produced west to the 
south, line of Argyle stretet; North Lockwood avenue, 
from the northeasterly line of Norwood Park avenue 
produced northwesterly to the south line of Argyle 
street; Grimm avenue, from the northeasterly line of 
Milwaukee avenue to the southwesterly line of Nor- 
wood Park avenue; Lipps avenue, from the south- 
easterly line of Grimm avenue to the north line of 
Lawrence avenue, and also the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys extended from the curb line 



to the street line produced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between th^ points herein de- 
scribed (except that part of Grimm avenue between 
the right of wa;y lines of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway), in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, together with an estimate of the cost 
of said improvement, and recommend the passage of 
said ordinance and the making of the improvement 
contemplated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. J. Faherty, 

David W. Clark, 
W. H. Blencoe, 
Oscar Wolff, 
Joseph J. Elias, 
Board of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago. 
Dated, Chicago, May 9, A. D. 1917. 

estimate op engineer. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, and to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, having adopted a resolution that the road- 
ways of a system of streets as follows, to wit: Nor- 
wood Park avenue, from the northeasterly curb line 
of Milwaukee avenue produced southeasterly and the 
northwesterly curb line of Carmen avenue produced 
southwesterly to the west line of North Laramie ave- 
nue; Argyle street, from the northeasterly line of 
Norwood Park avenue to the west line of North Lav- 
ergne avenue; Strong street, from the east line of 
North Lockwood avenue to the west line of North 
Lavergne avenue; Ainslie street, from the northeast- 
erly line of Norwood Park avenue to the west line of 
North Lavergne avenue; Gunnison street, from the 
east line of North Laramie avenue to the west line of 
North Lavergne avenue; North Lavergne avenue, from 
the north line of Lawrence avenue to the north line 
of Argyle street produced west; Leclaire avenue, from 
the north line of Lawrence avenue to the south line 
of Argyle street; North Laramie avenue, from the 
south line of Gunnison street produced west to the 
south line of Argyle street; North Lockwood avenue, 
from the northeasterly line of Norwood Park avenue 
produced northwesterly to the south line of Argyle 
street; Grimm avenue, from the northeasterly line of 
Milwaukee avenue to the southwesterly line of Nor- 
wood Park avenue; Lipps avenue', from the south- 
easterly line of Grimm avenue to the north line of 
Lawrence avenue, and also the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys extended from the curb line 
to the street line produced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the points herein de- 
scribed (except that part of Grimm avenue between 
the right of way lines of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway), be improved by adjusting sewer manholes 
and catchbasins, constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets, constructing new brick catchbasins com- 
plete, constructing a concrete combined curb and 
gutter on cinders, gravel or sand, grading and paving 
with' asphalt on six inches of Portland cement con- 
crete swept with natural hydraulic cement, and pre- 



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108 COMMUNIGATTONS, ETC. , May 9, 1917. 

sPiilod to Iho Cily Council of the City of Chicago, a curb line to tho, streot lino produced on oach side 

rocoinmondation that such local improvement be made. of each of said above specified streets, between the 

I hereby submit an estimate of the cost of such im- points herein described (except that part of Grimm 

provement, including labor and materials, viz: avenue between the right of way lines of the Chi- 

Concrete combined curb and gutter on cin- c^^'o '"^"fl Northwestern Railway), in the City of 

ders, gravel or sand, 31,000 lineal feet at Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

''^ ^^^^^ ? 21,700'.00 Qg n ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Grading, 9,400 cubic yards at 80 cents 7,520.00 Chicago: 

Paving with asphalt on six inches of Port- „ i mi. i , 

land cement concrete, swept with natural •i™?' ^./^^/ l'^'^^ improvement shall be made 

hydraulic cement, 39,300 square yards at "^l^^:^. ^^^ ^'^^ ""^ Chicago County of Cook and State 

^o .>o 86 46000 Illinois, the nature, character, locality and de- 
scription of which local improvement is as follows, to 

Constructing 87 new brick catchbasins com- wit: 

plete at $50.00 4,350.00 That the roadway of Norwood Park avenue from 

Adjusting sewer majiholes and catchbasins, the northeasterly curb line of Milwaukee avenue pro- 

and constructing and connecting catch- duced southeasterly and the northwesterly curb line 

basin inlets 4,970.00' of Carmen avenue produced southwesterly to the west 

line of North Laramie avenue, also the roadway of 

Total .$125,000:00 Argyle street from the northeasterly line of Norwood 

======== Park avenue to the west line of North Lavergne ave- 

. , , ■ ,.,,,,. . . X, T- ""^' ^''^0 the roadway of Strong street from the east 

And I hereby certify that in my opinion the above ij^e of North Lockwood avenue to the west line of 

estimate does not exceed the probable cost of the ^^^^^i Lavergne avenue, also the roadway of Ainslie 

above proposed improvement. street from the northeasterly line of Norwood Park 

OSigned) C. D. Hill, avenue to the west line of North Lavergne avenue, 

Engineer of the Board of Local Improvements. also the roadway of Gunnison street from the east 

line of North Laramie avenue to the west line of 

Dated, Chicago, May 9, A. D. 1917. No^th Lavergne avenue, also the roadway of North 

Lavergne avenue from the north line rff Lawrence 

avenue to the north line of Argyle street produced 

AN ORDINANCE west, also the roadway of Leclaire avenue from the 

north line of Lawrence avenue to the south line of 
For the improvement— adjusting sewer manholes and Argyle street, also the roadway of North Laramie ave- 
catchbasins, constructing and connecting catchbasin nue from the south line of Gunnison street produced 
inlets, constructing new brick catchbasins com- west to the south li-ne of Argyle street, also the road- 
plete, constructing a concrete combined curb and way of North Lockwood avenue from the northeast- 
gutter, grading and paving— of the roadways of a erly line of Norwood Park avenue produced north- 
system of streets as follows, to wit: westerly to the south line of Argyle street also the 
Norwood Park avenue, from the northeasterly ™/dway of Grimm avenue from the northeasterly line 
curb line of Milwaukee avenue produced southeast- ^f Milwaukee avenue to the southwesterly line of 
erly and the northwesterly curb line of Carmen ave- Norwood Park avenue, also the roadway of Lipps 
, , iu „ i„„i +„ +u^ „r^cf lir,.. ^f avenue from the southeasterly line of Grimm avenue 
nue produced southwesterly to the west line ot •^ 

^T 11- T • A „ i„ „+^^„t fr,^rv, tv,,-. to the north Ime of Lawrence avenue, the width of 

North Laramie avenue Argyle street, from the "^ . v, u * v.i- i, j ♦ 

XII- 1. i\T ^r.A r.„^v o,,^r.„« ir. tv.n each of said roadways being hereby established at 

northeasterly line of Norwood Park avenue to the ,c,,s j> I j i xv, j x. ,, 

\ ,. ; -, ,, T „ c+r.^„„ c+T>nx.t twenty-four (24) feet, and also the roadways of all 

west line of North Lavergne avenue; Strong street, ^ ^ ; . j ' '^ ' ,i extended from the curb 
from the east line of North Lockwood avenue to the niersectm^ streets ana aueys extenaeo irom ine euro 
",• X. TVT 11- T . A-r.oi;^ otr.,.o4 Iihb to thc street line produced on each side of each 
west line of North Lavergne avenue; Ainslie street, « soecified streets between the points here- 
from the northeasterly line of Norwood Park ave- ^^^^^^ ^'^°^^ specinea streets netween tne points nere 

, XX- t ,• f ivT^ ti. To„^..,vr.^ o„nr,„a. lubefore described except as hereinafter specifically 

nue to the west line of North Lavergne avenue, •■, , , . n, u v a a ■ 

nub w Luu ^^eBt 1 u e Tot.., provided, be and the same are hereby ordered im- 

Gunnison street, from the east line of North Lara- *; , ' f„ii„„„. 

mie avenue to the west line of North Lavergne ave- Provea as loiiows. 

nue; North Lavergne avenue, from the north line A concrete combined curb and gutter shall be con- 

of Lawrence avenue to the north line of Argyle structed on each side of the roadway of each of said 

street produced west; Leclaire avenue, from the above specified streets between the points hereinbe- 

north line of Lawrence avenue to the south line of fore described (except that part of Grimm avenue 

Argyle street; North Laramie avenue, from the between the right of way lines of the Chicago and 

south line of Gunnison street produced west to the Northwestern Railway and also except across the 

south line of Argyle street; North Lockwood ave- roadways of all intersecting streets and alleys between 

nue, from the northeasterly line of Norwood Park the points hereinbefore described), in such a manner 

avenue produced northwesterly to the south line of that the roadway face of the curb shall be parallel 

Argyle street; Grimm avenue, from the northeast- with and twelve (12) feet from the center line of. 

erly line of Milwaukee avenue to the southwesterly each of said above specified streets; and a concrete 

line of Norwood Park avenue; Lipps avenue, from combined curb and gutter shall be constructed on each 

the southeasterly line of Grimm avenue to the north side of the roadways of all intersecting streets and 

line of Lawrence avenue, and also the roadways of alleys extended from the curb line to the street line 

all intersecting streets and alleys extended from the produced on each side of each of said above specified 



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streets between the points hereinbefore described, in 
such a manner that the roadway face of the curb 
shall conform with the curb line on each side of all 
said intersecting streets and in such a manner that 
the hack of the curb shall conform with the alley line 
produced on each side of all said intersecting alleys 
between the points hereinbefore described. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be made as 
follows, to wit: 

The concrete to be used shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement mixed with torpedo sand 
or material equal thereto for, concrete purposes, in 
the proportion of one (D part cement and two (2' 
parts torpedo sand or material equal thereto, into 
which shall be incorporated four (4) parts of washed 
graveKor material equal thereto for concrete pur- 
poses, of varying sizes that will pass through a ring 
of one and one-half (11/2) inches internal diameter 
and be held on a ring of one-fourth (%) of an inch 
internal diameter. The cement and torpedo sand or 
material equal thereto shall be mixed thoroughly and 
then moistened with water to form a mortar, into 
which shall be incorporated the four (4) parts of 
washed gravel or material equal thereto as specified 
above and rammed into forms until solid. 

The material to be used in finishing the surface of 
said combined curb and gutter shall consist of the 
best quality of Portland cement and torpedo sand in 
the proportion of two (2) parts cement and three (3) 
parts torpedo sand, which, after being moistened with 
water to form a^ mortar, shall be evenly spread over 
the top and roadway face of the curb to a thickness 
of one-fourth (%) inch, and over the surface of the 
gutters to a thickness of one (1), inch, so as to insure 
a smooth and even surface on the exposed surfaces of 
the combined curb and gutter after being evenly 
trowelled and finished with a broom.. 

The curb shall be seven (7) inches thick and the 
height at the back shall vary from eighteen (18; 
inches at the catchbasin inlets to eleven (11) inches 
at the summits, and the gutter shall be twelve (12) 
inches in width and eight (8) inches in thickness. 
The upper roadway edge of the curb shall be rounded 
to an arc of a circle having a radius of one and one- 
half (1%) inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be constructed 
upon a bed of cinders, gravel or sand three (3) inches 
in depth after being flooded with water and thoroughly 
compacted to an even surface and said combined curb 
and gutter shall be backfilled with earth, free from 
animal or vegetable matter, said filling to be four (4) 
foet wide at the top of the curb and even therewith 
and shall slope down at the rate of one and one-half 
(IVa) feet horizontal to one (1) foot vertical. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be so con- 
structed that the upper surface of the gutter shall 
conform to the surface of the finished roadways as 
hereinafter described, and the top edge of the curb 
on each side of the roadway of each of said above 
specified streets and on each side of the roadways of 
all intersecting streets extended from the curb line to 
the street line produced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets shalf coincide with the grade 
of said above specified streets; and the top edge of 
the curb on each side of the roadways of all intersect- 



ing alleys extended from the curb line to the street 
line produced on each side of each of said above 
specified streets shall rise from the curb line to the 
street line produced at the rate of one (1) inch ver- 
tical to three (3) feet horizontal from the grade of 
said above specified streets, between the points herein 
described, which grade is hereby established as fol- 
lows, to wit: 

At the intersection of Grimm avenue with Milwau- 
kee avenue, 41.50 feet above datum. 

Grimm avenue at a line parallel with and 132 feet 

northeasterly of the northeasterly line of Milwaukee 

avenue (center line of alley), 36.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Grimm avenue with Lipps 

avenue, 34.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Grimm avenue with Libby 
avenue, 34.00 feet above datum. 

Grimm avenue at the southwesterly and northeast- 
erly right of way lines of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway, 34.00i feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Grimm avenue with Norwood 
Park avenue, 32.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Ainslie street with Norwood 
Park avenue, 32.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Ainslie street with North 
Laramie avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Ainslie street with Leclaire 
avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the inters^tion of Ainslie street with North 
Lavergne avenue, 31.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Gunnison street with North 
Laramie avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Gunnison street with Leclaire 
avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Gunnison street with North 
Lavergne avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Strong street with North 
Lockwood avenue, 32.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Strong street with North 
Laramie avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Strong street with Leclaire 
avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Strong street with North 
Lavergne avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Argyle street with North 
Lockwood avenue, 32.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Argj'le street with North 
Laramie avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Argyle street with Leclaire 
avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Argyle street with North 
Lavergne avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Norwood Park avenue with 
Carmen avenue (southeast curb corner), 38.50 feet 
above datum. 

At the intersection of. Norwood Park avenue with 
Milwaukee avenue, 38.50 feet above datum. 

At a line at right angles with Norwood Park ave- 
nue and 500 feet northwesterly of the northwest cor- 
ner of North Long avenue, 37.50 feet above datum. 

At a line at right angles with Norwood Park ave- 
nue and 300 feet northwesterly of the northwest cor- 
ner of North Long avenue, 34.50 feet above datum. 



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At the intersection of Noi^wood Park avenue with 
North Long avenue, 3-4.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Norwood Park avenue with 
Argyle street (southeast curb corner), 33.70 feet' 
above datum. 

At the intersection of Norwood Park avenue with 
Argyle street (except the southeast curb corner), 
34.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Norwood Park avenue with 
Argyle street (elevation of center of roadway), 33.85 
feet above datum. 

At the intei'seclion of Norwood Park avenue with 
North Lockwood avenue (northwest curb corner), 
32.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Norwood Park avenue with 
North Lockwood avenue (except northwest curb cor- 
ner), 32.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Norwood Park avenue with 
North Lockwood avenue (elevation of center of road- 
way), 32.65 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Norwood Park avenue with 
North Laramie avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Lawrence avenue with Le- 
claire avenue, 33.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Lawrence avenue with North 
Lavergne avenue, 32.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Lawrence avenue with Lipps 
avenue, 36.00 feet above datum. 

Lipps avenue at a line parallel with and 300 feet 
southeasterly of the southeasterly line of Grimm ave- 
nue, 34.00 feet above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall be measured from 
the plane of low water in' Lake Michigan of A. D. 
1847, as established by the Trustees of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal, and adopted by the late Board of 
Drainage Commissioners and by the late Board of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago, and now repre- 
sented by the Ordinance of July 11, A. D. 1898, relat- 
ing to the corrected elevation of the Old Link Block 
bench mark which determines the base or datum for 
City Levels. 

The roadways of the several streets specified above 
between the points hereinbefore described and also 
the roadways of all streets and alleys intersecting the 
several streets specified above and extending from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets between the points 
hereinbefore described (except that part of Grimm 
avenue between the right of way lines of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway) shall be so graded that 
after being thoroughly puddled and rolled with a roller 
of ten (10) tons weight until the roadbeds are 
thoroughly compacted and after the pavement here- 
inafter described shall have been placed thereon, the 
surface of the finished pavement at the center of the 
roadway of each of said above specified streets and at 
the center of the roadways of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said above specified 
streets shall coincide with the established grade of 
said above specified streets herein described except at 
the intersection of Norwood Park avenue with Argyle 
street and at the intersection of Norwood Park ave- 
nue with North Lockwood avenue where it shall coin- 
cide with the elevation of center of roadway herein- 



before described; and the surface of the said finished 
roadways at the summits in the gutters between catch- 
basins and adjoining the roadway face of the curb- 
ing shall be three (3) inches below said established 
grade; and the surface of the said finished roadways 
at the catchbasin inlets in the gutters adjoining the 
roadway face of the curbing shall be ten (10) inches 
below said established grade. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining the roadway face 
of said curbing shall be uniform from the summits 
to the catchbasins, and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement and gutters shall be 
an arc of a circle passing through the said gutter 
grades and the grade of the center of said finished 
roadway, at every part of the roadway of said above 
specified streets and at every part of the roadways of 
all streets intersecting the several streets specified 
above between the points hereinbefore described. 

In all intersecting alleys hereinbefore, specified at 
the street lines produced of said above specified 
streets, the surface of the finished pavement adjoining 
the curbing shall be even with the top of the curbing, 
and the surface of the finished pavement at the center 
of the roadway of said alleys shall be three (3) inches 
below the top of the curbing; and a transverse section 
of the finished surface of the pavement at the street 
lines produced of said above specified streets shall be 
an arc of a circle passing through the said curb grade 
and the grade of the center of said finished roadways. 
The surface of the said pavement thence shall slope 
gradually to meet the gutters hereinbefore specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared between said 
points and between said gutters shall be spread a layer 
of Portland cement concrete six (6) inches in thick- 
ness. Said cement shall be so ground that ninety- 
two (92) per cent, will pass through a standard num- 
ber one hundred (100) sieve having ten thousand 
(10,000) meshes per square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar composed of one 
(1) part said Portland cement and three (3) parts 
torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of limestone screen- 
ings, free from dirt, dust and other impurities, ex- 
posed to the air for one (1) day and immersed in water 
for six (6) days, shall develop an ultimate tensile 
strength of two hundred (200) pounds per square 
inch. ' 

One (1) part cement which shall stand the above 
test and comply with the 'above requirements, and 
three (3) parts of torpedo sand, or three (3) parts 
of limestone screenings, free from dirt, dust and 
other impurities, shall be thoroughly mixed dry and 
then made into a mortar with the least possib,le 
amount of water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality of slag, limestone, 
or other stone which shall be equal in quality for 
concrete purposes, of a size that will pass through a 
ring of two (2) inches internal diameter and be held 
on a ring of one-half (%) inch internal diameter, all 
of which slag or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, 
free from all foreign substances and drenched with 
water, shall then be incorporated immediately with 
the mortar. Each batch of concrete shall be 
thoroughly mixed and at once spread upon the sur- 
face of said roadbeds and thoroughly compacted by 
ramming until free mortar appears on the surface. 



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Ill 



The surface of said layer of concrete shall be parallel 
with and two and one-half (21/2) inches below the 
top of the finished pavement. 

Upon the concrete foundation as above specified 
shall be laid a binder course, composed of asphaltic 
cement and gravel or clean broken limestone crusher 
run and of varying sizes which will pass through a 
ring of three-fourths (%) inch internal diameter. 

The gravel or stone shall be heated and thoroughly 
mixed with the asphaltic cement in the proportions 
of six (6) parts by weight of asphaltic cement and 
ninety-four (94) parts by weight of gravel or stone. 
This binder shall be spread on the base above de- 
scribed, and while in a hot and plastic condition shall 
be rolled until it has a uniform thickness of one inch. 
The upper surface shall be exactly parallel with and 
one and one-half (11/2) inches below the finished sur- 
face of the pavement. 

Upon this binder course shall be laid a wearing sur- 
face or pavement proper, which shall be composed of 
asphaltic cement seventeen (17) parts, sand seventy- 
three (73) parts, and "pulverized carbonate of lime or 
pulverized silica ten (10) parts. The sand and as- 
phaltic cement shall be heated separately to a tem- 
perature of three hundreil (300) degrees Fahrenheit. 
The pulverized carbonate of lime or the pulverized 
silica shall be mixed with the sand and these in- 
gredients then mixed with the asphaltic cement at the 
above temp.erature in an apparatus which shall effect 
a perfect mixture. 

The material for pavement when mixed as above 
shall be spread at a temperature of two hundred and 
fifty (250) degrees Fahrenheit. It shall be carefully 
■ spread by means of hot iron rakes in such manner as 
to give uniform and regular grade to such a depth, 
that after having received its ultimate compression it 
will have a thickness of one and one-half (11/2) inches. 
The entire surface of the roadways thus improved 
shall then be compressed by hand rollers, after which 
natural hydraulic cement in the proportion of one (1) 
barrel to each one thousand (1,000) square yards of 
surface shall be swept over it, and the whole. then 
thoroughly 'compressed by rolling with a steam roller 
of ten (10) tons weight, the rolling being continued 
for five (5) hours for each one thousand (1,000) 
square yards of surface. 

All asphaltum used in the making of the asphaltic 
cement for both the binder and the wearing surface 
shall be asphaltum obtained from Pitch Lake in the 
Island of Trinidad, or asphaltum which shall be equal 
in quality for paving purposes to that obtained from 

Pitch Lake in the Island of Trinidad. . 

Twelve (12) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer 
in Norwood Park avenue and located in the roadway 
of said Norwood Park avenue at necessary points, 
adjacent to the curb lines of said Norwood Park ave- 
nue. 

Eighteen (18) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
Argyle street and located in the roadway of said 
Argyle street at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said Argyle street. 

Fourteen (14) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 



structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
Strong street and located in the roadway of said 
Strong street at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said Strong street. 

Twelve (12) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer 
in Ainslie street and located in the roadway of said 
Ainslie street at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said Ainslie street. 

Ten (10) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewef in Gunnison 
street and located in the roadway of said Gunnison 
street at necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines 
of said Gunnison street. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in North 
Lavergne avenue and located in the roadway of said 
North Lavergne avenue, at necessary points, adjacent 
to the curb lines of said North Lavergne avenue. 

Seven (7) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in North 
Laramie avenue and located in the roadway of said 
North Laramie avenue at necessary points, adjacent 
to the curb lines of said North Laramie avenue. 

Two (2) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in North 
Lockwood avenue and located in the roadway of said 
North Lockwood avenue at necessary points, adjacent 
to the curb lines of said North Lockwood avenue. 

Four (4) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in Lipps 
avenue and located in the roadway of said Lipps ave- 
nue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines of 
said Lipps avenue. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be seven feet two 
inches deep, measuring from the top of the brick- 
work, , and shall have an internal diameter of four 
feet at the bottom and to a plane five feet above and 
parallel therewith. The walls of said catchbasins shall 
be eight inches thick and shall be built of two courses 
of sewer brick laid edgewise in perpendicular courses, 
upon a floor of pine plank two inches in thickness. 
The top of each of said catchbasins shall decrease to 
two feet internal diameter, being drawn in by means 
of nine header courses, the diameter being decreased 
uniformly for each course, * 

Each of said catchbasins shall be connected with 
the sev^-er with tile pipe of eight inches internal 
diameter and shall be trapped with a half trap also 
of tile pipe of eight inches internal diameter. The 
said trap of each ol said catchbasins shall be set so 
that the elevation of the bottom of the inside of the 
same shall be three feet six inches above the floor of 
the catchbasin. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be provided with a 
suitable cast-iron cover, each of which covers, in- 
clusive of lid, shall weigh five hundred and forty 
pounds. Each of said cast-iron covers shall be set 
so that the top of the same shall coincide with the 
finished surface of the pavement herein described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be straight, 
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uiui lice I'l'oin lumps and other imperfections, and 
thrcc-rouiihs of an inch thick". 

All hiick and th(> Joints of the tile pipe above re- 
IVi'ii'ii io shall be laid with the best quality of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, composed of one part 
natui'al hydraulic cement and two parts clean, sharp 
sand. 

The several sewer manholes and catchbasins located 
in said roadways shall be raised or lowered as may 
be necessary to make them conform to the finished 
surface of said pavement; and the several catchbasins 
located outside of said roadways shall be paised or 
lowered as may be necessary to make them conform 
to the established grade herein described. The several 
catchbasins located on the line of the curb shall be 
raised or lowered and adjusted as may be necessary 
to make them conform to the finished surface of said 
pavement, or to said established grade according to 
whether the major part of said catchbasin lies within 
or without the line of said curb. Catchbasin inlets 
shall be constructed at necessary points in said gut- 
ters. The catchbasins not located in the gutters shall 
be connected with said inlets by means of tile pipe of 
eight (8) inches internal diameter laid with the best 
quality of natural hydraulic cement mortar, composed 
of one (1) part natural hydraulic cement and two (2) 
parts clean, sharp sand. Said tile pipe shall bo 
straight, smooth and sound, thoroughly burned, well 
glazed, free from' lumps and other imperfections, and 
three-fourths of an inch thick. 

Said work to be done in a workmanlike manner 
under the superintendence of the Board of Local ttn- 
provements gf the said City of Chicago.* 

Section 2. That the recommendation of the Board 
pf Local Improvements of the City of Chicago, provid- 
ing for said improvement, together with the estimate 
of the cost thereof made by the engineer of said Board, 
both hereto attached, be and the same are hereby ap- 
proved. 

Section 3. That said improvement shall be made and 
the cost thereof be paid by special assessment in ac- 
cordance with an Act of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning Local Im- 
provements," approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and the 
amendments thereto. 

"feKCTiON 4. That the aggregate amount herein or- 
dered to be assessed against the property, and also the 
assessment on each lot and parcel of land therein as- 
sessed shall be divided into five installments in the man- 
ner provided by the statute in such cases made and pro- 
vided, and each of said installments shall bear interest 
at the rate of five percentum per annum according to 
law until paid. 

Section 5. That for the purpose of anticipating the 
collection of the second and succeeding installments of 
said assessment for said improvement, bonds shall be 
issued payable out of said installments bearing interest 
at the rate of five percentum per annum, payable an- 
nually, and signed by the Mayor and by the President 
of the Board of Local Improvements, countersigned by 
the City Comptroller and attested by the City Clerk 
under the corporate seal of the City of Chicago. Said 
bonds shall be issued in accordance with and shall in all 



respects conform to the provision of the Act of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled "An Act 
Concerning Local Improvements," approved June 14th, 
A. D. 1897, and the amendments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Corporation Counsel be and he 
is hereby directed to file a petition in the Circuit, Supe- 
rior or County Court of Cook County, Illinois in the 
name of the City of Chicago, praying that steps may be 
taken to levy a special assessment for said improvement 
in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance and 
in the manner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances 
conflicting with this ordinance be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 



N. Artesian Av., from Bryn Mawr Av. to Peterson Av., 
Etc, (System): Paving •with Asphalt, 

ALSO, 

The following recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance, which were ordered printed in the Journal and 
referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys : 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND ORDINANCE. 



recommendation by board op local improvements. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance for the improve- 
ment — adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, con- 
structing and connecting catchbasin inlets, construct- 
ing new brick catchbasins complete, constructing a 
concrete combined curb and gutter on cinders, gravel 
or sand, grading and paving with asphalt on six 
inches of' Portland cement concrete, swept with natu- 
ral hydraulic cement, the roadways of a system of 
streets as follows, to wit: 

North Artesian avenue, from the north line of Bryn 
Mawr avenue to the south line of Peterson avenue; 
North Campbell avenue, from the north line of Bryn 
Mawr avenue to the south line of Peterson avenue; 
North Maplewood avenue, from the north line of Bryn 
Mawr avenue to the south line of Peterson avenue; 
North Rockwell street, from the north line of Bryn 
Mawr avenue to the south line of Peterson avenue; 
North Talman avenue, from the northeasterly line of 
Lincoln avenue to the south line of Peterson avenue; 
North Washtenaw avenue, from the northeasterly 
line of Lincoln avenue to the south line of Peterson 
avenue; North Fairfield avenue, from the northeast- 
erly line of Lincoln avenue to the south line of 
Peterson avenue; Hollywood avenue, from the west 
line of North Western avenue to the east line of North 
Washtenaw avenue; Ardmore avenue, from the west 
line of North Western avenue to the east line of North 



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California avenue; Thorndale avenue, from the west 
line of North Western avenue to the east line of North 
California avenue, and also the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys extended from the curb line to 
the street line produced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the points herein 
described, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
- State of Illinois, together with an estimate of the cost 
of said improvement, and recommended the passage of 
said ordinance and the making of the improvement 
contemplated therein. _ 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. J. Faherty, 

DAvm W. Clark, 
W. H. Blencoe, 
Oscar Wolff, 
Joseph J. Elias, 
Board of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago. 
Dated, Chicago, May 9, A. D. 1917. 



ESTIMATE OF ENGINEER. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, and to the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, in City Council assembled: 

The 'Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago having adopted a resolution that the roadways 
of a system of streets as follows, to wit: North Artesian 
avenue from the north line of Bryn Mawr avenue to 
the south line of Peterson avenue; North Campbell 
avenue from the north line of Bryn Mawr avenue to 
the south line of Peterson avenue; North Maplewood 
avenue from the north line of Bryn Mawr avenue to 
the south line of _ Peterson avenue; North Rockwell 
street from the north line of Bryn Mawr avenue to the 
south line of Peterson avenue; North Talman avenue 
from the northeasterly line of Lincoln avenue to the 
south line of Peterson avenue; North Washtenaw ave- 
nue from the northeasterly line of Lincoln avenue to 
the south line of Peterson avenue; North Fairfield ave- 
nue from the northeasterly line of Lincoln avenue to 
the south line of Peterson avenue; Hollywood avenue 
from the west line of North Western avenue to the 
' east line of North Washtenaw avenue; Ardmore avenue 
from the west line of North Western avenue to the 
east line of North California avenue; Thorndale avenue 
from the west line of North Western avenue to the 
east line of North California avenue, and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line produced on each 
side of each of said above specified streets between the 
points herein described, be improved by adjusting sewer 
manholes and catchbasins, constructing and connecting 
catchbasin inlets, constructing new brick catchbasins 
complete, constructing a concrete combined curb and 
gutter, on cinders, gravel or sand, grading and paving 
with asphalt on six inches of Portland cement con- 
crete, swept with natural hydraulic cement, and pre- 
sented to the City Council of the City of Chicago, a 
recommendation that such local improvement be made. 
I hereby submit an estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, including labor and materials, viz: 

Concrete combined curb and guttfer on cin- 



ders, gravel or sand, 48,800 lineal feet at 

70 cents $ 34,160.00 

Grading, 25,000 cubic yards at $1.00 25,000.00 

Paving with asphalt on six inches of Port- 
land cement concrete, swept with natural 
hydraulic cement, 67,000 square yards at 
$2.30 154,100.00 

Constructing 168 new brick catchbasins 
complete at $50.00 8,400.00 

Adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
and constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets 18,340.00 

Total $240,000.00 

And I hereby certify that in my opinion the above 
estimate does not exceed the probable cost of the 
above proposed improvement. '' 

(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local Improvements. 

Dated, Chicago, May 9, A. D. 1917. 



AN ordinance 

For the improvement — adjusting sewer manholes and 
catchbasins, constructing and connecting catchbasin 
inlets, constructing new brick catchbasins complete, 
constructing a concrete combined curb and gutter, 
grading and paving — of the roadways of a system 
of streets, as follows, to wit: 

North Artesian avenue, from the north line of 
Bryn Mawr avenue to the south line of Peterson ave- 
nue; North Campbell avenue, from the north line of 
Bryn Mawr avenue to the south line of Peterson ave- 
nue; North Maplewood avenue, from the north line 
of Bryn Mawr avenue to the south line of Peterson 
avenue; North !Rockwell street, from the north line 
of Bryn Mawr avenue to the south line of Peterson 
avenue; North Talman avenue, from the northeaster- 
ly line of Lincoln avenue to the south line of Peter- 
son avenue; North Washtenaw avenue, from the 
northeasterly line of Lincoln avenue to the south 
line of Peterson avenue; North Fairfield avenue, from 
the northeasterly line of Lincoln avenue to the south 
line of Peterson avenue; Hollywood avenue, from the 
west line of North Western avenue to the east line 
of North Washtenaw avenue; Ardmore avenue, from 
the west line of North Western avenue to the east 
line of North California avenue; Thorndale avenue, 
from the west line of North Western avenue to the 
east line of North California avenue, and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets and alleys ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street line produced 
on each side of each of said above specified streets 
between the points herein described, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Section L That a local improvement shall be made 
within the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, the nature, character, locality and descrip- 



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tion of whifli local improvement is as follows, to wit: 
Tliat tile roadway of North Artesian avenue from the 
north lino of Bryn Mawr avenue to the south line of 
Peterson avenue, also the roadway of North Campbell 
avenue from the north line of Bryn Mawr avenue to 
the south line of Peterson avenue, also the roadway of 
North Maplewood avenue from the north line of Bryn 
Mawr avenue to the south line of Peterson avenue, 
also the roadway of North Rockwell street from the 
north line of Bryn Mawr avenue to the south line of 
Peterson avenue, also the roadway of North Talman 
avenue from the northeasterly line of Lincoln ave- 
nue to the south line of Peterson avenue, also the 
roadway of North Washtenaw avenue from the north- 
easterly line of Lincoln avenue to the south line of 
Peterson avenue, also the roadway of North Fairfield 
avenue from the northeasterly line of Lincoln avenue 
to the south line of Peterson avenue, also the roadway 
of Hollywood avenue from the west line of North 
Western avenue to the east line of North Washtenaw 
avenue, also the roadway of Ardmore avenue from the 
west line of North Western avenue to the east line of 
North California avenue, also the roadway of Thorn- 
dale avenue from the west line of North Western ave- 
nue to the east line of North California avenue, the 
width of each of said roadways being hereby estab- 
lished at twenty-six (26) feet and also the roadways 
of all intersecting streets and alleys extended from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets between the points 
hereinbefore described,^ be and the same are hereby 
ordered improved as follows: 

A concrete combined curb and gutter shall be con- 
structed on each side of the roadway of each of said 
above specified streets between the points hereinbe- 
fore described (except across the roadways of all in- 
tersecting streets and alleys between the points here- 
inbefore described) in such a manner that the road- 
way face of the curb shall be parallel with and thirteen 
(13) feet from the center line of each of said above 
specified streets; and a concrete combined curb" and 
gutter shall be constructed on each side of the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line produced on each 
side of each of said above specified streets between 
the points hereinbefore described in such a manner 
that the roadway face of the curb shall conform with 
the curb line on each side of all said intersecting 
streets and in such a manner that the back of the curb 
shall conform with the alley line produced on each side 
of all said intersecting alleys between the points here- 
inbefore described. • 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be as follows, 
to wit: 

The concrete to be used shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement mixed with torpedo sand 
or material equal thereto for concrete purposes, in the 
proportion of one (1) part cement and two (2) parts 
torpedo sand or material equal thereto, into which 
shall be incorporated four (4) parts of washed gravel 
or material equal thereto for concrete purposes, of 
varying sizes that will pass through a ring of one and 
one-half (1%) inches internal diameter and be held 
on a ring of one-fourth (%) of an inch internal diame- 
ter. The cement and torpedo sand or material equal 



thereto shall bo mixed thoroughly and then moistened 
with water to form a mortar, into which shall be in- * 
corporated the four (4) parts of washed gravel or ma- 
terial equal thereto as specified above and rammed into 
forms until solid. 

The material to be used in finishing the surface of 
said combined curb and gutter shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement and torpedo sand in the 
proportion of two (2) parts cement and three (3) parts 
torpedo sand, which, after being moistened with wa- 
ter to form a mortar, shall be evenly spread over the 
top and roadway face of the curb to' a thickness of one- 
fourth (%) inch, and over the surface of the gutters 
to a thickness of one (1) inch, so as to insure a smooth 
and even surface on the exposed surfaces of the com- 
bined curb and gutter after being evenly trowelled and 
finished with a broom. 

The curb shall be seven (7) inches thick and the 
height at the back shall vary from eighteen (18) 
inches at the catchbasin inlets to eleven (11) inches 
at the summits, and the gutter shall be twelve (12) 
inches in width and eight (8) inches 'in thickness. The 
upper roadway edge of the curb shall be rounded to 
an arc of a circle having a radius of one and one-half 
(1%) inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be constructed 
upon a bed of cinders, gravel op sand three (3) inches 
in depth after being flooded with water and thoroughly 
compacted to an even surface and said combined curb 
and gutter shall be backfilled with earth, free from 
animal or vegetable matter, said filling to be four (4) 
feet wide at the top of the curb and even therewith 
and shall slope down at the rate of one and one-half 
(1%) feet horizontal to one (1) foot vertical. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be so con- 
structed that the upper surface of the gutter shall con- 
form to the surface of the finished roadways as here- 
inafter described, and the top edge of the curb on 
each side of the roadway of each of said above spe- 
cified streets and on each side of the roadways of all 
intersecting streets extended from the curb line to 
the street line produced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets shall coincide with the grade of 
said above specified streets; and the top edge of the curb 
on each side of the roadways of all intersecting alleys 
extended from the curb line to the street line produced 
on each side of each of said above specified streets shall 
rise from the curb line to the street line produced at 
the rate of one (1) inch vertical to three (3) feet 
horizontal from the grade of said above specified 
streets, between the points herein described, which 
grade is hereby established as follows, to wit: 

At the intersection of North Western avenue with 
Hollywood avenue, 26.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Western avenue with 
Ardmore avenue, 18.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Western avenue with 
Thorndale avenue, 16.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Artesian avenue with 
Bryn Mawr avenue, 23.00 feet above datum. 

North Artesian avenue 250 feet north of Bryn Mawr 
avenue, 23.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Artesian avenue with 
Hollywood avenue, 23.50 feet above datum. 



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North Artesian avenue 300 feet north of Hollywood 
avenue, 19.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Artesian avenue with 
Ardmore avenue, 18.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Artesian avenue with 
Thorndale avenue, 16.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Artesian avenue with 
Peterson iivenue, 16.80 feet above datum. 

North Artesian avenue 125 feet south of Peterson_ 
avenue, 16.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Campbell avenue with 
Bryn Mawr avenue, 18.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Campbell avenue with 
Hollywood avenue, 18.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Campbell avenue with 
Ardmore avenue, 16.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Campbell avenue with 
Thorndale avenue, 15.70 feet above datum. 

North Campbell avenue 125 feet south of Peterson 
avenue, 15.70 feet above dat^m. 

At the intersection of North Campbell avenue with 
Peterson avenue, 16.30 feet above datum. 

At' the intersection of North Maplewood avenue with 
Bryn Mawr avenue, 17.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Maplewood avenue with 
Hollywood avenue, 17.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Maplewood avenue with 
Ardmore avenue, 16.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Maplewood avenue with 
Thorndale avenue, 15.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Maplewood avenue with 
Peterson avenue, 15.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Rockwell street with 
Bryn Mawr avenue, 18.00 feet above datum. 

North Rockwell street 125 feet north of Bryn Mawr 
avenue, 17.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Rockwell street with 
Hollywood avenue, 16.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Rockwell street with 
Ardmore avenue, 15.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Rockwell street with 
Thorndale avenue, 15.20 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Rockwell street with 
Peterson avenue, 15.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Talman avenue with 
Lincoln avenue, 17.80 feet above datum. 

North Talman avenue at the alley first northeasterly 
of Lincoln avenue, 16.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Talman avenue with 
Hollywood avenue, 15.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Talmai* avenue with 
Ardmore avenue, 15.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Talman avenue with 
Thorndale avenue, 15.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Talman avenue with 
Peterson avenue, 15.30 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Washtenaw avenue with 
Lincoln avenue, 17.20 feet above datum. 

North Washtenaw avenue 125 feet northeasterly of 
Lincoln avenue, 16.00 feet above datum. 



At the intersection of Worth Washtenaw avenue with 
Hollywood avenue, 15.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Washtenaw avenue with 
Ardmore avenue, 15.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Washtenaw avenue with 
Thorndale avenue, 14.70 feet above datum. 

North Washtenaw avenue 125 feet south of Peterson 
avenue, 14.70 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Washtenaw avenue with 
Peterson avenue, 15.20 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Fairfield avenue with 
Lincoln avenue (north curbs), 16.50 feet above datum. 

North Fairfield avenue 125 feet northeasterly of Lin- 
coln avenue, 15.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Fairfield avenue with 
Ardmore avenue, 14.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Fairfield avenue with 
Thorndale avenue, 14.30 feet above datum. 

North Fairfield avenue 125 feet south of Peterson 
avenue, 14.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North Fairfield avenue with 
Peterson avenue, 15.20 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North California avenue with 
Ardmore avenue, 14.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of North California avenue with 
Thorndale avenue, 14.60 feet above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall be measured from 
the plane of low water in Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, 
as established by the Trustees of the Illinois and Michi- 
gan Canal and adopted by the late Board of Drainage 
Commissioners and by the late Board of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago, and now represented by the 
Ordinance of July 11th, A. D. 1898, relating to the 
corrected elevation of the Old Lind Block bench mark 
which determines the base or datum for City Levels. 

The roadways of the several streets specified above 
between the points hereinbefore dscribed and also the 
roadways of all streets and alleys intersecting the sev~ 
eral streets specified above and extending from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets between the points 
hereinbefore described shall be so graded that after 
being thoroughly puddled and rolled with a roller of 
ten (10) tons weight until the roadbeds are thoroughly 
compacted, and after the pavement hereinafter de- 
scribed shall have been placed thereon, the surface of 
the pavement at the center of the finished roadway of 
each of said above specified streets and the center of 
the finished roadways of all intersecting streets ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street line produced 
on each side of eadli of said above specified streets shall 
coincide with the established grade of said above speci- 
fied streets herein described; and the surface of the said 
finished roadways at the summits in the gutters be- 
tween catchbasins and adjoining the roadway face of 
the curbing shall be three (3) inches below said es- 
tablished grade; and the surface of the finished road- 
ways at the catchbasin inlets in the gutters adjoining 
the roadway face of the curbing shall be ten (10) 
inches below said established grade. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining the roadway face 
of said curbing shall be uniform from the summits to 
the catchbasins, and a transverse section of the finished 



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surface of tiio pavomput and gutters shall be an aro 
of a circle passing through the said gutter grades and 
the grade of the center of said finished roadway, at 
every part of the roadway of each of said above spe- 
cified streets and at every part of the roadways of all 
streets, intersecting the several streets, specified above 
between the points hereinbefore described. 

In all intersecting alleys hereinbefore specified al 
the street lines produced of said above specified 
streets, the surface of the finished pavement adjoining 
the curbing shall be even with the top of the curbing, 
and the surface of the finished pavement at the center 
of the roadway of said alleys shall be three (3) inches 
below the top of the curbing; and a transverse section 
of the finished surface of the pavement at the street 
lines produced of said above specified streets shall be 
an arc of a circle passing through the said curb grade 
and the grade of the center of said finished roadways. 
The surface of the said pavement thence shall slope 
gradually to meet the gutters hereinbefore specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared between said points 
and between said gutters shall be spread a layer of 
Portland cement concrete six (6) inches in thickness. 
Said cement shall be so ground that ninety-two (92) 
per cent will pass through a standard number one 
hundred (100) sieve having ten thousand (10,000) 
meshes per square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar composed of one (1) 
part said Portland cement and three (3) parts tor- 
pedo sand, or three (3) parts of limestone screenings, 
free from dirt, dust and other impurities, exposed to 
the air for one (1) day and immersed in water for six 
(6) days, shall develop an ultimate tensile strength of 
two hundred (200) pounds per square inch. 

One (1) part cement which shall stand the above 
test and comply with the above requirements, and 
three (3) parts of torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of 
limestone screenings, free from dirt, dust and other 
impurities, shall be thoroughly mixed dry and then 
made into a mortar with the least possible amount of 
water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality of slag, limestone, 
or other stone which shall be equal in quality for 
concrete purposes, of a size that will pass through a 
ring of two (2) inches internal diameter and be held 
on a ring of one-half (%) inch internal diameter, all 
of which slag or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, 
free from all foreign substances and drenched with 
water, shall then be incorporated immediately with 
the mortar. Each batch of concrete shall be thoroughly 
mixed and at once spread upon the surface of said 
roadbeds and thoroughly compacted by ramming until 
free mortar appears on the surface. The surface of 
said layer of concrete shall be parallel with and three 
and one-half (31/2) inches below the top of- the finished 
pavement. 

Upon the concrete foundation as above specified shall 
be laid a binder course, composed of asphaltic cement 
and gravel or clean broken limestone crusher run and 
of varying sizes which will pass through a ring of one 
(1) inch internal diameter. 

The gravel or stone shall be heated and thoroughly 
mixed with the asphaltic cement in the proportions of 
six (6) parts by weight of asphaltic cement and nine- 



ty-four (94) parts by weight of gravel or stone. This 
binder shall be spread on the base above described, 
and while in a hot and plastic condition shall be rollea 
until it has a uniform thickness of one and one-half 
(1%) inches. The upper surface shall be exactly 
parallel with and two (2) inches below the finished 
surface of the pavement. 

Upon this binder course shall be laid a wearing sur- 
face or pavement proper, which shall be composed of 
asphaltic cement seventeen (17) parts, sand seventy- 
three (73) parts, and pulverized carbonate of lime or 
pulverized silica ten (10) parts. The sand and as- 
phaltic cement shall be heated separately to a tempera- 
ture of three hundred (300) degrees Fahrenheit. The 
pulverized carbonate of lime or the pulverized silica 
shall be mixed with the sand and these ingredients 
then mixed with the asphaltic cement at the above 
temperature in an apparatus which shall effect a per- 
fect mixture. 

The material for pavement when mixed as above 
shall be spread at a temperature of two hundred and 
fifty (250) degrees Fahrenheit. It shall be carefully 
spread by means of hot iron rakes in such manner 
as to give uniform and regular grade to such a depth, 
that after having received its ultimate compression it 
will have a thickness of two (2) inches. 

The entire surface of the roadways thus improved 
shall then be compressed by hand rollers, after which 
natural hydraulic cement in the proportion of one (1) 
barrel to each one thousand (1,000) square yards of 
surface shall be swept over it, and the whole then 
thoroughly compressed by rolling with a steam roller 
of ten (10) tons weight, the rolling being continued 
for five (5) hours for each one thousand (1,000) square 
yards of surface. 

All asphaltum used in the making of the asphaltic 
cement for both the binder and the wearing surface shall 
be asphaltum obtained from Pitch Lake in the Island 
of Trinidad, or asphaltum which shall be equal in 
quality for paving purposes to that obtained from Pitch 
Lake in the Island of Trinidad. 

■Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed dnd trapped and connected with the sewer 
in North Artesian avenue and located in the roadway 
of said North Artesian avenue at necessary points, 
adjacent to the curb, lines of said North Artesian ave- 
nue. 

'Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer 
in North Campbell avenue and located in the roadway 
of said North Campbell avenue at necessary points, 
adjacent to the curb lines of said North Campbell ave- 
nue. 

Sixteen (16j new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer 
in North Maplewood avenue and located in the roadway 
of said North Maplewood avenue at necessary points, 
adjacent to the curb lines of said North Maplewood 
avenue. 

'Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer 
in North Rockwell street and located in the roadway 
of said North Rockwell street at necessary points, ad- 
jacent to the curb lines of said North Rockwell street. 



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Fourteen (14) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and' trapped and connected with the sewer in 
North Talman avenue and located in the roadway of 
said North Talman avenue at necessary points, adja- 
cent to the curb lines of said North Talman avenue. 

Fourteen (14) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
North Washtenaw avenue and located in the roadway 
■of said North Washtenaw avenue at necessary points, 
adjacent to the curb lines of said North Washtenaw ave- 
nue. 

Twelve (12) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
North Fairfield avenue and located in the roadway of 
said North Fairfield avenue at necessary points, adja- 
.cent to the curb lines of said North Fairfield avenue. 

Fourteen (14) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and located in the roadway of Hol- 
lywood avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said Hollywood avenue; two (2) to be connected 
with the sewer in North Washtenaw avenue; four (4) 
to be connected with the sewer in North Talman ave- 
nue; two (2) to be connected with the sewer in North 
Rockwell street; two (2) to be connected with the sewer 
In North Maplewood avenue; two (2) to be connected 
with the sewer in North Campbell avenue and two (2) 
" to be connected with the sewer in North Artesian ave- 
nue. 

Twenty-two (22) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and located in the roadway of Ard- 
more avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said Ardmore avenue; two (2) to be connected 
with the sewer in North California avenue; four (4) to 
be connected with the sewer in North Fairfield avenue; 
two (2) to be connected with the sewer in North Wash- 
tenaw avenue; two (2) to be connected with the sewer 
in North Talman avenue; four (4) to be connected with 
the sewer in North Rockwell street; two (2) to be con- 
nected with the sewer in North Maplewood avenue; 
four (4) to be connected with the sewer in North Camp- 
bell avenue and two (2) to be connected with the sewer 
in North Artesian avenue. 

Twenty-eight (28) new brick catchbasins shall be 
constructed and trapped and located in the roadway of 
Thorndale avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said Thorndale avenue; two (2) to be con- 
nected with the sewer in North California avenue; four 
(4) to be connected with the sewer in North Fairfield 
avenue; four (4) to be connected with the sewer in 
North Washtenaw avenue; four (4) to be connected 
with the sewer in North Talman avenue; four (4) to 
be connected with the sewer in North Rockwell street; 
four (4) to be connected with the sewer in North 
Maplewood avenue, four (4) to be connected with the 
sewer in North Campbell avenue and two (2) to be 
connected with the sewer in North Artesian avenue. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be seven feet two 
inches deep, measuring from the top of the brickwork, 
and shall have an internal diameter of four feet at the 
bottom and to a plane five feet above and parallel there- 
with. The walls of said catchbasins shall be eight 
inches thick and shall be built of two courses of sewer 
brick laid edgewise in perpendicular courses, upon a 
floor of pine plank two inches in thickness. The top of 
each of said catchbasins shall decrease tq tWQ feet in- 



ternal diameter, being drawn in by means of nine header 
courses, the diameter being decreased uniformly for 
each course. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be connected with the 
sewer with tile pipe of eight inches internal diameter 
and shall be trapped with a half trap also of tile pipe of 
eight inches internal diameter. The said trap of each 
of said catchbasins shall be set so that the elevation of 
the bottom of the inside of the same shall be three feet 
six inches above the floor of the catchbasin. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be provided with a 
suitable cast-iron cover, each of which covers, inclusive 
of lid, shall weigh five hundred and forty pounds. Each 
of said cast-iron covers shall be set so that the top of 
the same shall coincide with the finished surface of the 
pavement herein described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be straight, smooth 
and sound, thoroughly burned, well glazed and free 
from lumps and other imperfections, and three-fourths 
of an inch thick. 

All brick and the joints of the tile pipe above referred 
to shall be laid with the best quality of natural hydrau- 
lic cement mortar, composed of one part natural hy- 
draulic cement and two parts clean, sharp sand. 

The several sewer manholes and catchbasins located 
in said roadways shall be raised or lowered as may be 
necessary to make them conform to the finished sur- 
face of said pavement; and the several catchbasins lo- 
cated outside of said roadways shall be raised or low- 
ered as may be necessary to make them conform to the 
established grade herein described. The several catch- 
basins located on the line of the curb shall be raised or 
lowered and adjusted as may be necessary to make them 
conform to the finished surface of said pavement, or to 
said established grade according to whether the major 
■part of said catchbasin lies within or without the line of 
said curb. Catchbasin inlets shall be constructed at 
necessary points in said gutters. The catchbasins not 
located in the gutters shall be connected with said inlets 
by means of tile pipe of eight (8) inches internal diame- 
ter laid with the best quality of natural hydraulic ce- 
ment mortar, composed of one (1) part natural hydrau- 
lic cement and two (2) parts clean, sharp sand. Said 
tile pipe shall be straight, smooth and sound, thoroughly 
burned, well glazed, free from lumps and other imper- 
fections, and three-fourths of an inch thick. 

Said work to be done in a workmanlike manner under 
the superintendence of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation of the Board 
of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago, pro- 
viding for said improvement, together with the esti- 
mate of the cost thereof made by the engineer of said 
Board, both hereto attached, be and the same are hereby 
approved. 

Section 3. That said improvement shall be made 
and the cost thereof be paid by special assessment in 
accordance with an Act of General Asseinbly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning Local 
Improvements," approved June 14, A. D. 1897, and the 
amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount herein 
ordered to be asses§ed against t-he property, and alsg 



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the assessment on each lot and parcel of land therein 
assessed shall be divided into five installments in the 
manner provided by the statute in such cases made 
and provided, and each of said installments shall bear 
interest at the rate of five per centum per annum ac- 
cording to law until paid. 

Section 5. That for the purpose of anticipating the 
collection of the second and succeeding installments 
of said assessment for said improvement, bonds shall 
be issued payable out of said installments bearirig in- 
terest at the rate of five per centum per annum, pay- 
able annually, and signed by* the Mayor and by the 
President of the Board of Local Improvements, coun- 
tersigned by the City Comptroller and attested by the 
City Clerk under the corporate seal of the City of 
Chicago. Said bonds shall be issued in accordance 
with and shall in all respects conform to the provi- 
sion of the Act of the General Assembly of the State 
of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning Local Improve- 
ments," approved June 14. A. D. 1897, and the amend- 
ments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Corporation Counsel be and 
he is hereby directed to file a petition in the Cir- 
cuit, Superior or County Court of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, in the name of the City of Chicago, praying that 
steps may be taken to levy a special assessment for 
said improvement in accordance with the provisions 
of this ordinance and in the manner prescribed by 
law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or parts of ordi- 
nances conflicting with this ordinance be and the same 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Finance. 



The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 'Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of one auto truck, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and. 
recommend the passage of an ordinance submitted 
herewith (an ordinance "appropriating $5,048.62 from 
the Water Fund for the purchase of an auto truck for 
the Division of Pipe Yards & Stores) [ordinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 735]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
matter of payment of overtime in the office of the 
City Comptroller, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of an ordinance submitted herewith -(an ordinance 
appropriating $7,500.00 overtime in the Comptroller's 
office) [printed in Pamphlet No. 735]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Blogk^ 

Acting Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re additional appropriations for' Franklin- 
Orleans street bridge and Wells street bridge, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ordinance submit- 
ted herewith (an ordinance appropriating $1,586,500.00 
from the Bridge Bond Fund for Franklin-Orleans and 
Wells street bridges) [ordinance printed in Pamphlet 
No. 735]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

f ' Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works asking authority to purchase a Blacklund au- 
tomatic grate and draft control for Lake View Pump- 
ing Station, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the pass"age of an 
ordinance submitted herewith (an ordinance author- 
izing a contract for the purchase of one automatic 
grate and draft control for Lake View Pumping Sta- 
tion) [ordinance printed in Pamphlet* No. 735]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H, Block, 

Actina Chairman. 



May 9, 1917. 



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119 



ALSO, 



(Signed) 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 9, 1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the City Comptroller iti re set- 
tlement of tax claim of George F. McGuire, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of an ordinance submitted 
herewith (an ordinance authorizing the settlement of 
tax claim with George F, McGuire) [ordinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 735]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene H. Block, 
Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
claims of D. A. Hennessy, K. Forsum, E. A. Erickson, 
K. E. Bergstron, John D. Reddig, F. P. Garbark, James 
E. Kennedy, F. F. Kellogg (sundry persons) (referred 
February 19, 1917), Collins & Gauntlett (sundry per- 
sons), E. Burkross, Estate of A. E. Brown, (referred 
March 1, 1917), F. F. Kellogg (for D. N. Hanson and 
others) Anna C. Barwick, George B. Berger, Mrs. Nel- 
lie Deal, Carl Johnson, A. J. McDonald, William Wei- 
• gel, N. C. Wheeler and John Fritz (referred 
March 12, 1917), John B. Patlasch and Mrs. Julia 
Gierke' (referred March 19, 1917) , for 90 per 
cent refunds of special assessments, having had the 
sartne under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of an ordinance submitted herewith 
(an ordinance authorizing sundry 90 per cent refunds 
of special assessments) [ordinance printed in Pamph- 
let No. 735]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whStn was referred 
a communication from the Board of Local Improve- 
ments in re additional appropriation for work on 12th 
street widening, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 



of an ordinance submitted herewith [printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 735]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(April 23, 1917, page 33) an ordinance providing for 
vacation with full pay on the 30th day of May of each 
year for veterans, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of an ordinance submitted herewith (an ordinance au- 
thorizing vacation to veterans on May 30 of each year) 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 735]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(April 4, 1917) claim of J. R. Ashfield for wages, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
J. R. Ashfield the sum of thirty ($30.00) dollars, being 
automatic salary increase for October, November and 
December, 1916, withheld through error, and charge 
same to Account 503 A, apropriations 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re payment of reserve to the Murphy Plumb- 
ing Company for work on Bosely Playground, having 




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May 9, 1917. 



had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and ho is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of April 28, 1917, to issue a voucher in favor 
of the Murphy Plumbing Company in the amount of 
$7i.55, which is the 15 per cent reserve withheld on the 
work completed ($497.00) under its contract in the 
amount of $1,386.00 for the installation of plumbing, 
drainage, etc., in playgrounds and toilets of buildings 
at the Bosely arid Sampson playgrounds; and the City 
Comptroller and City Treasurer are hereby authorized 
and directed to expend this amount from the 1917 
appropriations — ^Account 960 X 41. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene H. Block, 
Acting Chairman. 



(Signed) 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
matter of approval of bills- incurred by Board of Local 
Improvements on the Michigan avenue improvement 
case from March 26, 1917, to April 30, 1917, inclusive, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the liabilities incurred by the Board 
of Local Improvements for the Michigan avenue im- 
provement case from the 26th day of March, 1917, to 
the 30th day of April, 1917 inclusive, be and the same 
are hereby approved and the Mayor and Comptroller 
of the City of Chicago are hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue their warrants therefor, and the City 
Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
the said liabilities as the same shall appear and be 
set forth in the said warrants of the Mayor and Comp- 
troller. 

The above action shall not at any time be construed 
as hereafter binding the City of Chicago in any way 
as to the number and class of employees retained in 
said Michigan avenue improvement or as to the rates 
of compensation or terms of employment thereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(December 20, 1916), claim of Delia Brace for com- 



pensation for personal injuries, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to Delia Brace 
the sum of one hundred sixty-eight ($168.00) dollars, 
same to be in full settlement of all claims against the 
city for injuries received on November 12, 1916, at 
State and 26th streets by being struck with a bullet 
fired by a city detective. This amount is allowed be- 
cause of the fact that said Delia Brae© is the sole sup- 
port of a widowed mother and it is understood that no 
doctor's bill or attorney's fees are to be allowed, the 
amount named to be charged to Account 22 U 2 ap- 
propriations 1917. ' 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 
also, 

•The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re authority for employment of machinist, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 22, 1917, attached hereto, to employ 
one machinist at the rate of one hundred seventy-five 
($175.00) dollars per month, in addition to the em- 
ployes heretofore authorized under the caption "Spe- 
cial Construction Work," page 3226, of the Appropria- 
tion Bill. 



/Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene H. Block, 
Acting Chairman. 
also. 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chacago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from Commissioner of Public Works 
in re payment of expenses of foundry pipe and other 
inspectors, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order:-' 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to reimburse foundry 
pipe inspectors and assistant foundry pipe inspectors 
and machinery inspectors for the reasonable expen- 



May 9, 1917. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 121 

ditures for helpers for temporary workmen supported also, 

by proper vouchers. The same committee submitted the following re- 

Respectfully submitted, port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred and 

(Signed) Eugene H. Block, ordered published: 

Acting Chairman. Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

ALSO, . To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

The same committee submitted the following re- dtv Council Assembled: 

port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 

and 'ordered published : a communication from the Commissioner of Public 

Works in re additional expense for moving boilers at 
Chicago, May 9, 1917. central Park Avenue Pumping Station, having had the 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
tify Council Assembled: ' ommend the passage of the following order : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
Works in re purchase of adding machine, having had request of April 25, 1917, to pay to William A. Pope, 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and in addition to the amount of his contract of $98,900.00 
recommend the passage of the following order: for boilers for the Central Park Avenue Pumping Sta- 

1.1 • -.-.T 1 1, tlon, a sum not to exceed $1,000.00, for extra handling 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be ^^ ^^.^^^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^,^ inability to receive the same 
and he is hereby authorized, m accordance with his ^^ originally contemplated by the contract, this extra 
request of April 27, 1917, attached hereto, to purchase ^^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ Construction Division Capi- 
one adding machine, without listing attachment, the ^^^ Account which will be reimbursed out of appro- 
estimated cost not to exceed thirty-nine and fifty one- ^^^5^^ ^^^^^^^ 502 X 181. 
hundredths ($39.50) dollars, and charge expense of 
same to Construction Division capital account. Respectfully submitted, 

Respectfully submitted, (Signed) iIugene H. Block, 

(Signed) Eugene H. Block, Acting Chairman. 

Acting Chairman. .rar. 

^■^®°' ^ The same committee submitted the following re- 

The same committee submitted the following re- port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 

port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred and ordered published: 

and 'ordered published : .^^^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. . ^ ,^ ,, , ,„ ^ _,, „., .^,. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago m 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in Q^y council Assembled: 

City Council Assembled: Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred (March 26, 1917, page 3955) petition of Massachusetts 

a communication from the Commissioner of Public Bonding & Insurance Co. for cancellation of bond filed 

Works regarding miscellaneous expenses and purchase for Chicago Mill & Lumber Company, having had the 

of supplies from Bridge Bond appropriations, having ^^^^ under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 

had the same under advisement, beg leave to report ommend the passage of the following order : 

and recommend the passage of the following order: •, , .1, n-i ^^ ni.- ^-^ 

Ordered, That the. Commissioner of Public Works be Whereas, The City CounciLof the City of Chicago did 

and he is hereby authorized to expend from appro- ^^ the 15th day of July A. D. 1915 pass an ordmance 

priations made from Bridge Bond Fund the amounts granting permission and authority to the Chicago mill 

Indicated for the purposes named in the following ^^° lumber company, its successors and assigns, to 

. , . , maintain and operate as then constructed, four (4) 

^^ ^ ^ ® ■ switch tracks in. Dix street, lying west of a straight line 

901 B, Hire of teams '. .$ 100.00 connecting the intersection of the west line of North 

901 C, Supplies -. 1,000.00 Sangamon street and the southwesterly line of Dix 

901 F, Apparatus 600.00 street; and the intersection of the westerly line of 

901 g' Furniture etc 900.00 North Sangamon street and the northeasterly line of 

' , . ' , „„„ nn Dix street; and 

901 H, Stationery 1,300.00 

901 I Advertising 150 00 Whereas, In accordance with the provisions of said 

' fi nnn'nn ordinance the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company did 

901 K, Rent b,OUU.UiJ ^^^^ .^.^ ^^^^ .^ ^^^ p^^^j ^^^ ^^ $10,000.00, dated Sep- 

901 L, Fuel and Power 100,00 tember 13, ,1915, with the American Indemnity Com- 

901 S, Personal service 4,000.00 pany, a corporation of the State of Texas, as surety; 

901 T, Impersonal service 600.00 and 

Respectfully submitted, Whereas, Said American Indemnity Company de- 

(Signed) Eugene H. Block, ■ sires to be released from any and all liability under 

Acting Chairman, said bond; and 



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May 9, 1917. 



WiiERKAS, Said Chicago Mill and Lumber Company 
did on the 9th day oi' March, A. D. 1917, file with the 
City Clerk of the City of Chicago a new bond bearing 
date January 8, 1917, in the penal sum of $10,000 00 
with the Massachusetts Bonding and Insurance Com- 
pany as surety, wiiich company assumes all liability 
he same as though its bond was executed on Septem- 
ber 13, 1915, in accordance with the terms of said 
ordinance of July 15, 1915; now, therefore, be it 

Ordered, That all liability on the ten thousand dol- 
lar ($10,000.00) bond filed by the said Chicago Mill 
and Lumber Company on September 13, 1915, in con- 
nection with the ordinance of July 15, 1915, with the 
American Indemnity Company as surety is hereby 
canceled as to any and 'all liability which may have 
accrued under said ordinance of July 15, 1915, 

Respectfully submitted, 
(^'^"^'^^ EUGENE H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
overtime payroll in the City Collector's office, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following order:- 

Ordered, That the City Collector be and he is here- 
by authorized to pay overtime in his office for neces- 
sary work on special assessment collections in a sum 
not to exceed twenty-six hundred eighty-seven and' 
twelve one-hundredths ($2,687.12) dollars, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same from appro- 
priations for salaries heretofore made in 'the City 
Collector's office. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene H. Block, 
Acting Chairman. 



(Signed) 



also. 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, v^hich was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re payment of bill of American Lighting 
Company for installation of lights at 51st Street Beach 
naving had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
o?der- ^"^ recommend the passage of the following 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be, and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of May 1, to pay to the American Lighting 
Company the sum of $416.00 for eight flood lights in- 



(Signed) 



stalled, complete, on the roof of the 51st Street Bath- 
ing Beach building, and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay the above amount from appropriations heretofore 
made for the Department of Public Works. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene H. Block, 
Acting Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Fire Marshal in re pur- 
chase of horses for the Fire Department, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
rcommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is here- 
by authorized to purchase, without advertising from 
the several owners thereof, twenty (20) horses for 
use m the Fire Department at not to exceed three 
hundred ($300.00) dollars each, provided, however, 
tftat the total amount expended shall not exceed the 
funds available in the account to which same is 
chargeable. 

Respectfully submitted, 

^^^^"^^) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 



Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Chief of the Bureau of Fire 
Prevention and Public Safety in re change of salary 
rate, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Puhlf ?1' f^\'^ ^^' """"'"^ "' ^''^ Prevention and 
Public Safety be and it is hereby authorized to employ 
a fire prevention engineer at the rate of nineteen 
hundred twenty ($1,920) dollars per annum instead of 

dred ($^/700 0nrTn°" '"^^"''^ '^ twenty-seven hun- 
dred ($2,700.00) dollars per annum, as appropriated 
for, the salary of. said fire prevention engineer to be 
charged to appropriations made for the Bureau of Fire 
Prevention and Public Safety. 

Respectfully submitted, 
^^^^""^^ Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 
also, 
The same committee submitted the following re- 



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123 



port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was (re- 
committed March 28, 1917, page 4091) matter of 
furnishing water for use of the City of Harvey, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into contract 
with the City of Harvey, Illinois, to supply water from 
city mains to said City of Harvey, the water so sup- 
plied to be metered and charged for at regular rates, 
said contract to contain provisions protecting the 
city's interest similar to contracts entered into with 
other municipalities for the furnishing of water. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Health in 
re advancement of ambulance surgeon, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and 
he is hereby authorized to employ one ambulance sur- 
geon at the rate of $1,440.00 per annum in lieu of one 
ambulance surgeon at $1,380.00 per annum as ap- 
propriated, and charge same to Account 37 A 22, ap- 
propriations 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: . 
, Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Health in 
re order of March 12, 1917, authorizing expenditures 
of $7,500.00 for contagious disease work, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order: 

Whereas, An order was passed by this Council on 



March 12, 1917, authorizing the Commissioner of 
Health to spend five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars from 
Account 37 G 22 and twenty-five hundred ($2,500.00) 
dollars from Account 37 L, appropriations 1917 for 
contagious disease work, and 

Whereas, The liabilities incurred thereunder ' are 
not proper charges against said accounts; therefore 
be it ' 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and 
he is hereby authorized to charge sixty-five hundred 
($6,500.00) dollars, authorized in the order of March 
12, 1917, to be expended for contagious disease work, 
to Account 37 A 29, and $1,000.00 to account C 22, ap- 
propriations 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Department of Health in 
re extra time of regular employes of the Bureau of 
Medical Inspection while employed on the scarlet fever 
epidemic, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and 
he is hereby authorized to allow extra time to allow 
overtime to regular employes of the Medical Inspec- 
tion Bureau while employed on the scarlet fever epi- 
demic in an amount not to exceed five hundred sixty 
and six one-hundredths ($560.06) dollars, and charge 
same to funds heretofore set aside for emergency con- 
tagious disease work by council order of March 12, 
1917, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay same. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 



Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
communications from the Commissioner of Health in 
re expense of scarlet fever cases in St. Francis Hos- 
pital, Evanston, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and he 
is hereby authorized to charge unpaid bills for services 



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May 9, 1917. 



of St. .Francis Hospital for scarlet fever cases to Ac- 
count 37 T, appropriations 1917, up to an amount not 
to exceed three hundred twenty-five and twenty-four 
onc-hundredths ($325.24) dollars. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene H. Block, 



Acting Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(April 23, 1917), claim of F. E. Kipp Motor Service 
Co. for service rendered Fire Department, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his request of May 4, 
1917, attached hereto, to draw voucher in favor of F. 
E. Kipp Motor Service Company in the sum of two 
hundred sixty-one and ninety-five one-hundredths 
($261.95) dollars, for service rendered on February 
10th and 24th, and charge same to appropriations here- 
tofore made for the Fire Department. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

CrfiCAGO, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the City Attorney in re settle- 
ment of case of Tony Miglore, administrator of the 
Estate of Joseph Scaltizi, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he is here- 
by authorized, in accordance with his recommendation 
of March 22, 1917, attached hereto, to allow a judg- 
ment to be taken against the city in favor of Tony 
Miglore, administrator of Estate of Joseph Scaltizi, in 
the sum of three thousand ($3,000.00) dollars, same to 
be in full settlement of Circuit Court Case, General No. 
306,135, being suit for compensation for the death of 
said Joseph Scaltizi. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene H. Block, 
Acting Chairman. 
also, 
The same committee submitted the following re- 



( Signed) 



port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(April 23, 1917, page 17) matter of petition of Mount 
Greenwood Cemetery Association for city water, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to enter into a contract 
for furnishing city water to the Mount Greenwood 
Cemetery Association from water mains already in that 
location, the- water used to be under meter control and 
charged for at the regular rates, said contract to pro- 
vide that the supply can be withdrawn in case the city 
finds it impossible to render such service without de- 
priving the citizens of Chicago of proper water ser- 
vice. 

Respectfully , submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re additional blacksmith finishers, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of May 2, 1917, attacher hereto, to employ two 
blacksmith finishers in the Municipal Shops in addi- 
tion to those already authorized, expense of same to 
be charged to appropriations for Municipal Shops. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re exchange of old Ford car for the Bureau 
of Parks, Playgrounds and Beaches, having had the 



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125 



same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
communication of March 23, 1917, to exchange one old 
Ford car with the Buena Motor Sales Company, 3954 
Broadway, for one new Ford runabout at a cost of 
$172.70, payable out of appropriations already made 
for the Bureau of Parks, Public Playgrounds and Bath- 
ing Beaches. ' 

Respectfully submitted 

EUGENE H. Block, 
• Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 



(Signed) 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of 4,000 feet of hose for the 
Bureau of Pirks, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be arid he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of Aprjl 28, 1917, attached hereto, to purchase 
without advertising, 4,000 feet of one-inch, triple fa- 
bric, genuine Electric Water Hose and 80 sets of brass 
couplings attached complete, at a cost of not to ex- 
ceed $1,124.00 for use in the Bureau of Parks, Public 
Playgrounds and Bathing Beaches; expense of same to 
be charged to appropriations heretofore made for the 
Department of Public Works. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the General Superintendent of 
Police in re scale of compositors, pressmen and press 
feeders, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the General Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay the 
union scale to compositors, pressmen and press feeders 
in the Department of Police, and charge same to ap- 



propriations heretofore made for the Police Depart- 
ment. ' 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman, 

also, ~ 

.The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred and 
ordered published. 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

•Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred a communication from the Commissioner of 
Gas and Electricity in re contract for electrical fix- 
tures for new police stations at 48th street and Wa- 
bash avenue and 23rd and Robey streets, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a 
contract, without advertising, with R. Williamson & 
Co. for furnishing and delivering electrical fixtures, 
wired complete ready for installation, at new police 
stations located at 48th street and Wabash avenue, and 
23rd and Robey streets, in accordance with the at- 
tached list, of the various kinds and types of fixtures 
required, for the sum of $1,136.10, and charge the 
same to Electric Wiring and Repair Capital Account, 



Electrical Fixtures Required for Installation at the 

New Sixth District Police Station, 48th Street and 

Wabash Avenue, and the Twentieth District 

Police Station, 23rd and Robey Streets. 

No. of Fixtures and 
Point of Delivery. 



t« 



^ 5 <» 
Q 5? 

r' .^ d 
53 00 t> 

1:0 «*■ p» 

Williamson X2307, 6" Cri ball, key- 
less socket 13 

Williamson X2307, 60 watt, doric 

shade 7 

Williamson X2358, 150 watt, doric 

shade ., 2 

Williamson X2358, 60 watt, doric 

' shade 18 

Williamson X2445 5 

Williamson X2450 22 

Williamson X2459, 12" CRI disc 25 

Williamson X2459 12" doric disc 3 

Williamson X2467, 6" ruby ball 15 

Williamson X2469, 100 watt doric. . . 5 

Williamson X2499, 6"xl2" globe 6 

Williamson X2528, 12" doric ball 1 

Williamsoji X2549, 16" semi indirect 7 

Williamson X2550, 20">semi indirect. 1 

Williamson X3619, 10" blue ball 2 

Williamson X3619, 10" alba ball. ..... 2 

Williamson 52159, 6" green glass 

shade 2 



O CO o 
CI !M K 



13 



14 
6 

23- 

26 
3 

13 
3 
6 
1 
5 
1 
2 
2 



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May 9, 1917. 



No. of Fixtures and 
PoinI of Delivery. 



«3 TD 

O CO o 
oi c-i CC 



■'" s ~ 

^ .t-j TO 

*^ 00 >. 
Moran & Hastings 12203, of copper, G" '^ "'^ "^ 

alba ball 2 1 

P. V. & F. Co. 2839A, 5"xl0" alba 

l>all 2 2 

For furnishing and delivering at above locations, 
wired complete ready for installation, 

R. Williamson & Co $586.50 

E. Baggott Co . ; .- 594.00" 

ALSO. 



$549.60 
557.75 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred and or^ 
dered published. 

• Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Service in re change of title of electric meter investi- 
gator to electric light and power meter tester, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Service be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ one electric 
light and power meter tester at the rate of Nine Hun- 
dred Sixty ($960.00) Dollars per annum instead of one 
meter investigator at Nine Hundred Sixty ($960.00) 
Dollars per annum, as appropriated for, and charge 
the expense of same to appropriations heretofore made 
for salaries in the Department of Public Service. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

. ' ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the City Comptroller in re 
purchase of two parcels of land in connection with 
the South Shore Bathing Beach at 79th street, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is - 
hereby authorized and directe^^ to accept the proposi- 
tion of William R. Anderson to sell to the City of Chi- 
cago the southerly 66-2/3 ft. of Lot 148 in Division 1 
of Westfall's Subdivision of 208 acres, being the east 
half of the southwest quarter and the southeast frac- 
tional quarter of Section 30, Township 38 North, 



Range 15, East of the Third Principal Meridian, for 
the sum of five thousand ($5,000) dollars, provided 
the title to the above described property is found 
satisfactory to the Corporation Counsel, 

This property is being condemned for the South 
Shore Bathing Beach and the cost of same is to be paid 
out of the appropriation heretofore made from the 
bond fund for bathing beach purposes. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to accept the proposi- 
tion of Fred A. Horlock to sell to the City of Chicago 
the westerly 50 feet of Lot 176 in Division 3 of the 
South Shore Subdivision of the north fractional half 
of Section 30, Township 38 North, Range 15, East of 
the 3rd Principal Meridian, together with lots 1, 2, 4, 
64, 66, 126, 127 and 128 in Division 1 of Westfall's 
Subdivision of 208 acres in the east half of the south- 
west quarter and the southeast fractional quarter of 
Section 30 aforesaid, together with improvements 
thereon, for the sum of $4,750.00, provided the title 
to the above described property is found satisfactory 
to the Corporation Counsel, 

This property is being condemned for the South 
Shore Bathing Beach and the cost of same is to be 
paid out of the appropriation heretofore made from 
the bond fund for bathing beach purposes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

' Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

» 
The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
. City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re amendment of Council order of January 
19th authorizing payment to Standard Oil Company, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

"Ordered, That the order of January 19, 1917, C. P., 
p. 2890 authorizing payment to the Standard Oil Com- 
pany of difference on Naphtha delivered to the Munic- 
ipal Reduction Plant, be and i-s hereby amended by 
striking out the figures "$292.50", in said order, 
and by inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$2'89.79"'. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene H. Block, 
Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 



May 9^, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



127 



(April 30th, 1917, page 99) an order for Tag Day for 
Federation of Zionists Societies, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said order. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the General Superintendent of Police be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a permit to the Federated 
Zionist Societies to conduct a "Tag Day" in the Jewish 
Districts of the City of Chicago, on Sunday, May 20, 
1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Block, deferred 
and ordered published: 



ALSO, 



m 



The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
claim of Dr. K. Sandberg for refund of vehicle tax 
fee (recommitted December 20', 1916) and an order 
providing for full pay on Decoration Day for Spanish - 
American War Veterans (referred April 23, 1917, 
page 34), having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the same be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 



Unanimous consent was 
said report. 



jiven for consideration of 



Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Gas and 
Electricity in re removal of poles and wires from 12th 
street, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recomjnend the passage of the 
following order: 

• Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized to proceed to 
remove and re-route wires now on pole lines owned 
by the Western Union Telegraph Company on 12th 
street between Canal street and Ashland avenue at an 
expense of not to exceed $2,172.67, and charge same 
to Account 80-X-llO, appropriations 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(March 12, 1917) matter of Section 1216 of the Code 
relating to license fee for hospitals, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that same' be referred to the Committee on 
License. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Eugene H. Block, 

Acting Chairman, 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Block moved to concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Local Transportation. 

The Committee on Local Transportation submitted 
the following report: 

Chicago, May 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, to whom 
was referred (January 4, 1915, page 2712) an order 
for looping back North avenue cars by way of Clark 
street, Division street and Wells street, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the same be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

ChairmcCn. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 7, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, to whom 
were referred an ordinance regulating speed of street 
cars (June 19, 1916, page 798), communication from 
Commissioner of Public Works that the Chicago Rail- 
ways Co. had not built cinder landing on Grand ave- 
nue as required by Council order, (November 27, 
1916, page 2181), order for betterment of street rail- 
way service on 71st street (February 5, 1917, page 
3276), having had the same under advisement, beg 



128 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, 



leave to report and recommend that the same be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(^^Sned) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman, 



May 9, 1917. 



Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. c. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows : 

Chicago, May 9, 1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, to whom 
were referred petition of Chicago City Railway Co. for 
rights m Indiana avenue from 51st street to 63rd 
street and in South Park avenue from 67th street to 
79th street (July 28, 1913, page 1649), petition by 
Chicago City Railway Co. for rights in 60th street 
from Blackstone avenue to Stony Island avenue 
(October 27, 1913, page 2360),' petition of Chicago 
Railways Co. for rights in Monroe street from La Salle 
street to Canal street (May 4, 1914, page 52), order 
for street railway extension in 71st street from Cot- 
tage Grove avenue to Stony Island avenue (November 
30, 1914, page 2235), order for street railway exten- 
sion in Taylor street from Western avenue to Kedzie 
avenue (December 7, 1914, page 2330), petition for 
street railway extension/ in Irving Park boulevard from 
the end of the presient tracks to Harlem avenue (De- 
cember 14, 1914, page 2480), order for street railway 
extension on California avenue from Belmont avenue 
to Montrose avenue (February 8, 1915, page 3439), 
order for street railway extension on 95th street from 
State street to Ashland avenue (February 8, i915, page 
3448), frontage consent petition for street railway 
line in 95th street from State street to Western ave- 
nue ^(June 1, 1915, page 469), frontage consent peti- 
tion for street railway in 95th street from Michigan 
avenue to Western avenue (June 1, 1915, page 469) 
order for street railway on Narragansett avenue from 
Grand avenue to Irving Park boulevard (July 6, 1915 
page 1018), order for extensions of Calumet '& So! 
Chicago Railway in 83rd street from South Chicago 
avenue to Baltimore avenue and in Baltimore ave- 
nue from .83rd street to Commercial avenue (October 
19, 1915, page 1692), order for street railway exten- 
sion in Elston avenue. from Lawrence avenue to Mil- 
waukee avenue (November 8, 1915, page 2065), order 
for street railway extension in 59th street from Kedzie 
avenue to Central Park avenue (November 22, 1915, 
page 2265), order for street railway extension in 95th 
street from State street to Wentworth avenue and in 
Wentworth avenue from 95th street to 119th street 
(December 10, 1915, page 2517), petition for street 
railway extension in Vincennes avenue from 80th 
street to 87th street and in Racine avenue from 79th 
street to 91st street (December 20, 1915, page 2662), 
order for street railway extension in 115th street from 
Halsted' street to Vincennes avenue (January 10, 
1916, page 2840), order for street railway extension 



L f .? '''"''^^ ^'^'^ ^^*^^^°^ street to Harrison 
street (January 10, 1916, page 2856), order passed 
that committee give immediate consideration to the 
order pending before the Committee for extension of 
car me on Taylor street from Western avenue to 
Kedzie avenue (January 19, 1916, page 2923), order 
for construction as a 1916 extension of a street rail- 
way me in Central avenue from Milwaukee avenue to 
Division street (January 19, 1916, page 2936), order 
lor street railway extension in 103rd street from 
Cottage Grove avenue to Torrence avenue (February 
7, 1916, page 3170;, order for street railway in Cen- 
tral avenue from Chicago avenue to Milwaukee ave- 
nue (February 14, 1916, page 3263), 'order for street 
railway in Cicero avenue from Irving Park boulevard 
to Montrose avenue (February 14, 1916, page 3263), 
petition and order for extending the 87th street car 
line m Vincennes avenues from 80th street to 87th 
street (March 11, 1916, page 3730), petition for street 
railway extension in Vincennes avenue from 80th 
street to 87th street (May 8, 1916, page 161), com- 
munication from Brainerd Improvement Club favor- 
ing construction of street railway extension in 87th 
street from Stony Island avenue to Ashland avenue 
(June 19, 1916, page 742), order for street railway 
extension in Montrose avenue from Cicero avenue to 
Austin avenue (June 19, 1916, page 798), resolution 
ijy Citizens Improvement Association of Dauphin 
Park m favor of constructing street railway extension 
m 87th street from Stony Island avenue to Ashland 
avenue (June 26, 1916, .page 946-7), communication 
Irom South Chicago Business Men's Association urg- 
mg the construction of street railway in 87th street 
from Stony Island avenue to Ashland avenue (October 
2, 1916, page 1523), order that the Calumet & South 
Chicago Railway Co. construct extension from end of 
Its present line in Torrence avenue thence by way of 
Torrence avenue, 130th street and the intervening 
streets to Hegewisch (October 2, 1916, page 1610) or- 
der for street railway in Robey street from '63rd 
street to 69th street (October 16, 1916, page 1869) 
order for street railway in Taylor street from West- 
ern avenue to Kedzie avenue (October 23, 1916, page 
1948), order for street railway in Lincoln avenue from 
Berwyn avenue to Peterson avenue (October 23, 1916 
page 1961), ordered that the Committee consider for 
the 1917 program of extensions the extension of Ful- 
lerton avenue from North Cicero avenue to North 
Central avenue, Diversey avenue from North Western 
avenue to North Cicero avenue, North Central avenue 
from Milwaukee avenue to Chicago avenue, karragan- 
sett avenue from Grand avenue to Irving Park boule- 
vard (October 23, 1916, page 1966), order for street 
railway m Belmont avenue from Cicero avenue to 
Central avenue and in Laramie avenue from Lake 
street to Grand avenue (October 23, 1916, page 1967), 
order for extension by Chicago City Railway Co. in 
59th street from Kedzie avenue to Crawford avenua 
(November 27, 1916, page 2259), order for extension 
by the Chicago Railways Go. in Kedzie avenue from 
Foster avenue to Bryn Mawr avenue (December 20, 
1916, page 2616), order for extension in 103rd street 
from Cottage Grove avenue to Torrence avenue and 
in Torrence avenue from 103rd street to 104th street 
(January 11, 1917, page 2807), ordinance for exten- 
sion of Chicago Railway Co. in Fairbanks court from 
Chicago avenue to Grand avenue (January 11, 1917, 
page 2812), order for extension on Kostner avenue 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



129 



from 31st street to Lake street (January 19, 1917, 
page 2929), having had the same under advisement, 
beg learve to report and recommend that they be 
placed on file. 

Your Committee has resolved upon the following 
program for the 1917 Compulsory Extensions, the 
adoption of Milwaukee-Grand intersection being .ten- 
tative. 

Chicago Railways Co. — 
Devon avenue, from Western avenue to Kedzie ave- 
nue. 
Diversey boulevard, from Milwaukee avenue to 

Central avenue. 
Fullerton avenue, from Cicero avenue to Central 

avenue. 
Madison street terminal. 
Milwaukee- Grand intersection (new track). 
Ten new crossovers. 
Chicago City Railway Co. — 
Racine avenue, from 79th street to 87th street. 
87th street, from State street to Ashland avenue. 
Archer avenue-purchase price equal to. 
Calumet S South Chicago Railway Co. — 
87th street, from State street to Cottage Grove ave- 
nue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) . H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Judiciary. 

The Committee on Judiciary submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. Kerner, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 8, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred 
(April 23, 1917, page 34) an order directing that regu- 
lations be formulated for protection of persons and as- 
sociations who are cultivating plots of land within the 
city; and April 30, 1917, page 85) a resolution for pe- 
nalizing the theft of garden products and acts of van- 
dalism perpetrated against gardening pursuits, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the ordinance herewith sub- 
mitted [ordinance printed in Pamphlgt No. 732]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman 



Local Transportation and Judiciary. 

The joint Committee on Local Transportation and 
Judiciary submitted the following report: 

Chicago, May 7, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Joint Committee on Local Transportation and 
Judiciary, to whom was referred (April 23, 1917; page 
32) a resolution for the appointment of a committee 
to urge upon the legislature the enactment of legisla- 
tion to authorize the City to engage in the manufac- 
ture and distribution of food-stuffs and other neces- 
saries of life, and further to urge enactment of other 
measures recommended by the City Council, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that said resolution be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 
Aid. Kerner moved to concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. ' 



Streets and Alleys. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion of Aid. Hader- 
lein, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 1, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 30, 1917, page 96) an ordinance estab- 
lishing the width of the roadway on South Hamilton 
avenue from West 103rd street to West 105th street, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said ordinance 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 733]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Haderlein, 

Chairman. 

also. 



(Signed) 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 1, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 30, 1917, page 96) an ordinance estab- 
lishing the width of the roadway on South Hoyne 
avenue from West 103rd street to West 105 th street, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said ordinance 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 733]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Haderlein, 

Chairman. 



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May 9, 1917. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted tlie following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago,. May 1, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 30, 1917, page 96) an ordinance estab- 
lishing the width of the roadway on South Leavitt street 
from West 103rd street to West 105th street, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report' and 
recommend the passage of said ordinance [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 733]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) ^ John Haderlein, 

Chairman. 

i 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 1, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 30, 1917, page 96) an ordinance estab- 
lishing the width of the roadway on West 105th street 
from South Seeley avenue to South Leavitt street, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said ordinance [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 733]. 

. Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Haderlein, 

Chairman. 
also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid 
ordered published: 



Haderlein, deferred and 



Chicago, May 1, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 30, 1917, page 96) an ordinance estab- 
lishing the width of the roadway on West 104th street 
from South Seeley avenue to South Leavitt street, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said ordinance [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 733]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Haderlein, 

Chairman. 
also, 

^ The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, deferred and 
ordered published: 



Chicago, May 8, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 30, 1917, page 52) a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt a system of streets as follows, to wit: 
Dakin street from a line 10 feet east of the west line of 
North Central avenue to North Austin avenue, etc., 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the approval of said estimate 
and the passage of said ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Haderlein, 

, Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 8, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 23, 1917, page 23) a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt a system of streets as follows, to wit: 
Hollywood avenue from the right of w^ay of the North 
Shore Channel of The Sanitary District of Chicago to 
10 feet west of the east line of North Central Park 
avenue, etc., having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the approval of 
said estimate and the passage of said ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) jqhn Haderlein, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, deferred and 
ordered published: 



Chicago, May 1, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 4, 1917, page 4176) a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for a system of brick and tile 
pipe sewers in the following streets: South Kedzie 
avenue from West 71st street to West 87th street, etc., 
halving had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the approval of said estimate 
and the passage of said ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) , John Haderlein, 

Chairman 
also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, deferred and 
ordered published: 



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Chicago, May 1, 1917. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 23, 1917, page 4355) a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, grading and paying 
with asphalt Leclaire avenue from Hutchinson street to 
Gullom avenue, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the approval of said 
estimate and the passage of said ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Haderlein, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 1, 1917. 

To the- Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 23, 1917, page 18) a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt a system of streets as follows, to wit: North 
Rockwell street from Devon avenue to Albion ave- 
nue, etc., having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the approval of said 
estimate and the passage of said ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, / 

(Signed) John Haperlein, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 1, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 23, 1917, page 18) a communication 
from the General Superintendent of Police suggesting 
changes in locations of public passenger vehicle stands 
Nos. 4 and 7, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that said communica- 
tion be referred to the Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Haderlein, 

Chairman. 



Unanimous 
■said report. 



consent was given for consideration of 



Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. 

« 

also, 
The same committee- submitted a report as follows ; 



Chicago, May 1, 1917. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom were 
referred 

(May 22, 1916, page 310) an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of the north-and-south alley in the block 
bounded by Soutli Albany avenue, Carlisle place, South 
Kedzie avenue and West 16th street, in Douglas Park 
Addition to Chicago, W. %, W. W. V^, Section 24-39-13 
(The Marks Nathan Jewish Orphan Asylum, benefi- 
ciary) ; 

(October 2, 1916, page 1673) an ordinance providing 
for the vacation of parts of Walnut street between 
North Cicero and North Kenton avenues; 

(October 10, 1916, page 1766) an order directing issu- 
ance of a permit to S. Sherman to erect and maintain a 
clock suspended from building over sidewalk at 1836 
Taylor street; 

(December 20, 1916, page 260-5) an order directing is- 
•suance of a permit to the 'Burns Manufacturing Com- 
pany to construct an iron stairway in front of premises 
known as 6501 South State street; 

(January 24, 1917, page 2986) an order directing issu- 
ance of a permit to Leo Spero to erect and maintain an 
. electric clock at the edge of sidewalk in front of prem- 
ises known as 402 West North avenue; 

(March 26, 1917, page 4002) an order directing issu- 
ance of a permit to Archie Robins to install and maintain 
a gasoline-fUIing station at the curb in front of prem- 
ises known as 9914 Ewing avenue; 

(April 4, 1917, page 4222) an order directing the Chi- 
cago Telephone Company to remove their telephone 
pole in alley at rear of 6832 South Halsted street a few 
feet to the south of its present location; 

(April 23, 1917, page 4301r) an ordinance providing 
for the vacation of part of the north-and-south alley 
in the block bounded by Berteau avenue. North Clark 
street, Greenview avenue and Melville place, in Albert 
Sulzer's Subdivision, S. W. %, Section 17-40-14 (estate 
of Frederick Sulzer, beneficiary) ; 

(April 23, 1917, page 4301) an ordinance amending 
Section 2447 of The Chicago Code of 1911, requiring the 
filing of individual bonds for obstructions in streets and 
sidewalks; 

(April 23, 1917, page 4302) an ordinance granting 
permission and authority to Buck & Rayner to construct 
a marquise in front of 202-4 South State street; 

(April 23, 1917, page 4359) an order directing issuance 
of a permit to R. A. Swanson to install and maintain a 
gasoline-filling station under sidewalk in front of prem- 
ises known as 1801 West 63rd street, and • 

(Recommitted April 23, 1917, page 4402) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of parts of West Division 
street from North Crawford avenue to North Keeler 
avenue, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that same be placed on 
file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Haderlein, 

Chairman. 




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May 9, 1917. 



Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 8, 1917. 

To the Maijor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Coiincil Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom were 
referred 

(November 24, 1913, page 2799) an ordinance provid- 
ing for the vacation of part of Grand avenue between 
Kedzie avenue and Augusta street (Charles F. Wolff and 
Frank Strausser, beneficiaries) ; 

(January 11, 1917, page 2740) an ordinance estab- 
lishing the grade of 63rd street under the tracks of the 
I. C. R. R., and 

(April 23, 1917, page 32) an order directing that the ' 
Western Union Telegraph Company be permitted to 
maintain bicycle stand in front of premises at 1617 Mil- 
waukee avenue, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that same be placed 
on file. 



Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) john Haderlein, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration ' of 
said report. ' 

Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Buildings and City Hall. 

The Committee on Buildings and City Hall submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Aid. Pret- 
zel, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 4, 1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 23, 1917, page 32) an order direct- 
mg the issuance of a permit to Jacob Burkhartsmeier 
for the erection of a frame shelter shed at 1210-18 Ful- 
ton street, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said or- 
der : • 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he IS hereby directed to issue a permit to Jacob Burk- 
hartsmeier to erect and maintain a frame shelter shed, 
50 feet by 100 feet on premises known as 1210-18 Ful- 
ton street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
^^^^^^*^^ Georgee Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



AI.SO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

CHICAGO, May 4, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 23, 1917, page 31) an order direct- 
ing the Commissioners of Buildings and Health to allow 
J. Seeberg to occupy building as now constructed at 343 
East 115th street, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby directed 
to allow J. Seeberg, to occupy premises located at 343 
E. 115th street, as at present constructed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Georgee Pretzel, 
Chairman. 

Also, 



(Signed) 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and or- 
dered published : 

Chicago, May 4, 1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 23, 1917, page 4365) an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Buildings and Health to 
allow Geatano Vivacquo to make alterations in building 
at 5306 Bloomingdale avenue, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following substitute order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to allow Geatano 
Vivacquo to make alterations to building located at 5306 
Bloomingdale avenue, according to plans on file in the 
office of the Commissioner of Buildings, provided that 
an the rooms shall have legal floor area and that an 
additional stairway shall be constructed to the second 
floor. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

Georgee Pretzel, 
' Chairman. 

also, 
The same committee submitted a report as follows : 

Chicago, May 4, 1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
were referred ■ 

(March 19, 1917, page 3846) an ordinance providing 
that public buildings, factories, etc., shall be equipped 
with automatic and manually-operated gas valves- 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEEiS, 



133 



(April 23, 1917, page 30) an order directing the Com- 
missioner of Buildings to allow John Jeffey to maintain 
shed as now constructed at 635 West 24th street; 

(April 23, 1917, page 30) an order directing the Com- 
missioner of Buildings to allow Stelter and Koch to 
maintain shed as constructed at 2815 Farrell street; 

(April 23, 1917, page 34) an order directing the Com- 
missioners of Buildings and Health to allow Frank Koma- 
rava to maintain building as now constructed at 4900 
Federal street, and 

(March 28, 1917, page 4158) two orders directing'the 
Commissioner of Buildings to issue a permit to the 
Standard Oil Company for the erection of a sign on the 
building at 2657 East 95th street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
that said matters be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Georgee Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
•said report. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Service. 

The Committee on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service submitted the following report: 

Chicago, May 1, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service, having had under consideration from time to 
time matters relating to the establishment of the Chi- 
cago and Cook County School for Boys to replace the 
John Worthy School, beg leave to submit herewith a 
chronological history of facts in relation to the estab- 
lishment and construction of said school and recommend 
that same be published and placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Mat Franz, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Fr,anz moved to concur in said report. 

The motion prevailed. . 

The following is the statement submitted with the 
foregoing report : 

THE CHICAGO AND COOK COUNTY SCHOOL FOR 
BOYS. 

A Few Chronological Facts in Relation to Its Beginning. 

July 2, 1881 : David A. Gage conveyed to the City of 
Chicago the property known as "The Gage Farm." 

May 13, 1912: Aid. Si. Mayer, Chairman of a City 
Council Sub-Committee, with Aid. F. W. Bewers- 
dorf and Aid. John Czekala, appointed to visit 



House of Correction, relative to labor matters. 
Superintendent John L. Whitman suggests re- 
moval of John Worthy School. 

Aug. 26, 1912: Superintendent Whitman, upon request 
writes letter to Sub-Committee as to why the 
John Worthy School should be removed from 
Bridewell grounds. 

Sept. 4, 1912: County Judge John E. Owens appoints 
committee from County Board of Visitors to visit 
John Worthy School with Aid. Mayer. 

Sept. 21, 1912 : Aid. Mayer tries to interest the "State," 
calls on Hon. Lawrence Y. Sherman, President, 
Board of Administration, at Springfield, Illinois, 
endeavoring to perfect arrangements to have John 
Worthy boys sent to St. Charles, 111., institution. 
State acquiesces, but later finds it impossible to 
co-operate. 

Dec. 28, 1912: Meeting called of representative people 
interested in the removal of John Worthy School 
from the House of Correction, to consider imme- 
diate ways and means for securing a site in the 
country. 

Jan. 9, 1913: Committee meets to formulate plans for 
a new school. 

May 20, 1913 : Plans of requirements submitted to the 
Committee. 

Aug. 7, 1913 : With a committee from the Small Parks 
Commission, Committee visits site owned by the 
City at Brookfleld; found inadequate. 

Sept. 10, 1913 : Aid. Mayer calls on President A. A. Mc- 
Cormick of the County Board and suggests site be 
secured at Oak Forest. 

May 4, 1914: County Board sets aside eighty acres at 
Oak Forest, known as Klein Farm, for the John 
Worthy School. 

May 11, 1914: State's Attorney's opinion prohibits 
County Board setting aside Klein Farm. 

June 6, 1914: Aid. Mayer appeals to Mayor Harrison 
and Aid. Beilfuss to set aside a portion of the Gage 
Farm. Committee visits site. Site accepted. 

June 17, 1914: Committee visits St. Charles to inspect 
institution relative to its buildings and mainte- 
nance. 

June 29, 1914: Small Parks Commission, through the 
City Council, traesfers seventy-five, acres of Gage 
Farm to Board of Education, in trust, for John 
Worthy School purposes. 

Sept. 30, 1914: Board of Education appropriated $75,- 
000 for a school building. 

Nov. 5, 1914: Farm surveyed. 

Nov. 6, 1914: City Council appropriated $25,000 for a 
, dormitory, pending bond issue. 

Dec. 1, 1914: Bids received for construction of dormi- 
tory. 

Jan. 1, 1915: Cook County Commissioners appropri- 
ated $16,000, providing for the care, support and 
maintenance of children committed to the John 
Worthy School for t,he year of 1915. 

April 21, 1915: Bids opened for schoolbuilding. 



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May 9, 1917. * 



May 25, 1915: Council appoints Si. Mayer, Cliainnan; 
Aid. T. J. Lynch, and Aid. A. A. McGormick to con- 
tinue work. 

June 'i, 1915: City voted a bond issue of $60i,000' to 
build dormitory and addition thereto. 

Juno 9, 1915 : Name of John Worthy School changed 
to:' The Chicago and Cook County School for 
Boys. 

June 28, 1915: City Council appropriated $10,861.00 
for laying of water mains. 

July 19, 1915 : Meeting of Board of Education Commit-- 
tee with County Board Committee to consider 
maintenance. 

Sept. 15, 1915: Bids opened for Superintendent's resi- 
dence. 

Sept. 20, 1915: Contract let for removing a steel water 
tank belonging to the City, at Morgan Park, and 
erecting same on School site. 

Sept. 30, 1915: County Board awards contract for tile 
drain of farm. 



Oct. 

Nov. 
Nov. 

Nov. 
Jan. 



13, 1915: Board of Education appoints 0. J. Mil- 
liken Superintendent of new School. 

6, 1915: Secured electric pump for water tower. 

11, 1915 : Wrote to Gov. Dunne to have bill passed 
setting aside ten per cent of one mill from taxes. 
Nothing doing. 

26, 1915 : Arrangements perfected with Sanitary 
District to furnish electric light and pawer. 



1, 1916: Board of Education appropriated $24,- 
000 for employment of instructors, farm help, 
school books, etc. 

Jan. 1, 1916: Board of County Commissioners appro- 
priated $20,000 for maintenance. 

Jan. 17, 1916: City Council appropriated $5,000 for 
sewer. 

Jan. 27, 1916: Installed water mains in Twenty-sec- 
ond street, from School to Oak Park avenue, abut- 
ting property owners joined in; cost to city, 
$6,160.22. 

Mar. 28, 1916: Material ordered for building barn. 

April 1~5, 1916: Complete survey of buildings, roads 
and walks. 

April 15, 1916: Secured services, (gratis) of S. Lolles- 
gard, Landscape Architect. 

April 29, 1916: Permission secured from Berwyn to 
connect sewer in Twenty-second street to Oak 
Park Avenue sewer. 

May 2, 1916: City Council reappoints-Committee, con- 
sisting of Ex-AId. Si. Mayer, Chairman; Aid. Thos. 
J. Lynch, and Aid. A. A. McCormiok. 

May 2, 1916 : Bids opened for sewer in Twenty-second 
Street, from School building to Harlem Avenue 
$4,200. 

June 1, 1916: Superintendent's residence completed. 

June 15,1916: Electric wiring, by Sanitary District in- 
stalled. 

June 20, 1916: School building finished. 



July 



Auf 



18, 1916 : Mechanic Lien filed against Dormitory, 
delaying completion of building. 



1, 1916: Board of Education appropriated 
building of roadways and sidewalks. 



for 



Sept. 11, 1916: Requested Commissioner of Public 
Works to estimate, through City Architect, cost of 
additional buildings, consisting of three more 
dornaitories, power house and work shops. Psy- 
chopathic Laboratory, dining room, kitchen and 
detention rooms, conservatory, swimming pool, 
• switch track, large barn and sheds, amounting to 
about $300,000, for Bond Issue to be voted u?on 
next April election, 

Oct. 1, 1916: Dormitory completed. 

Oct. 2,1916: Opening of School. • 

Oct. 12,1916: Dedication of School. 

Dec. 15, 1916: Requesting from City Architect esti- 
mates for additional buildings. 

Dec. 18, 1916: Estimates for additional buildings sub- 
mitted to City Finance Committee. 

Dec. 29, 1916: Additional appropriation of $5,514.26 
requested from Finance Committee to complete 
buildings; also $1,250 for purchase of water meter 
and installation. 

Jan. 25, 1917: Secured co-operation of Sewer Depart- 
ment' with property-owners for construction of a 
new sewer in West Twenty-second Street, from 
Oak Park Avenue to School. 

Mar. 6, 1917': Judge Arnold arranges conference of a 
group of people to consider new bond issue for 
additional buildings. 

Mar. 12, 1917 : Secured co-operation of Highway Com- 
missioners of Riverside with Cook County Com- 
missioners for paving of West Twenty-second 
Street, from Harlem Avenue to Desplaines Ave- 
nue in front of School, 

Mar. 12, 1917 : Chairman Richert of Finance Commit- 
tee submitted ordinance to City Council for issu- 
ance of bonds to the amount of $250,000 for addi- 
tional buildings, to be voted for at the April elec- 
tion. 

Mar. 20, 1917: Commissioner of Public Works, Mr. 
Bennett, consents to have City Architect Kallal 
start immediately to draw plans and specifications 
for new buildings, anticipating passage of bond 
issue. 

Mar. 26, 1917: Judge Arnold, Superintendent Milliken, 
Mrs. Bowen,i assist in securing co-operation in 
passage of bond issue, through newspapers, clubs, 
etc. 

April 3, 1917: Bond issue approved by voters. 

April 4, 1917: Request Illinois Central R. R. to build 
switch track upon premises. 

April 26, 1917: Committee on Parks, Playgrounds and 
Beaches and Commissioner of Public Works, 
Frank L Bennett, consent to furnish from Gage 
Farm Nursery all shrubbery and trees required. 

A(LSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 



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Chicago, May 1, 1917. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service to whom was referred 

(April 23, 1917, page 4402) two bills for an act for 
the reorganization of the public school system; 

(December 7, 1916, page 2390) an amendment to the 
bills recommended by the Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service for an act for the reorganiza- 
tion of the public school system, to provide for the col- 
lection of a capitation tax; 

(February 19, 1917, page 3307) a communication from 
the City Clerk transmitting correspondence between the 
'City Clerk and the Board of Education in reference to 
the distribution of printed copies of the report of the 
Committee on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Service 
making certain recommendations for the reorganization 
of the public school system; 

(April 23, 1917, page 4306) a communication from the 
Woman's Parry of Cook County and a communication 
from the. Alliance of Protestant Women of Illinois rec- 
ommending the reappointment of Jacob M. Loeb as a 
member tif the Board of Education; 

(January 24, 1917, page 2985) a resolution protesting 
against the recent action of the Board of Education pro- 
viding for military training in the public schools, and 

(March 11, 1916, page 3688) a communication from 
the Young People's Civic League, relative to recommen- 
dations in the report of the Committee on Crime, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that said matters be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Mat Franz, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Franz moved to concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. 

AliSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows : 

Chicago, May 8, 191«7. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service, to whom were referred 

(October 23, 1916, page 1954) an order directing an 
investigation of the present system of determining and 
recording the efficiency of members of the Police De- 
partment; 

(March 12, 1917, page 3626) a request of the Board 
of Education for concurrence in an appropriation for 
the construction of a school building at West 18th street 
and South Keeler avenue; 

(December 20, 1915, page 2623) a request of the 
Board of Education for authority to acquire property 
adjoining the 'Chatham Fields' School site; 



(May 8, 1916, page 73) a request of the Board of Edu- 
cation that the City Council file the request of the Board 
of Education submitted December 20, 1915, for author- 
ity to acquire property adjoining the Chatham Fields' 
School site; 

(April 4, 1917, page 4176) a request of the Board of 
Education for authority to acquire property adjacent to 
the Shakespear School site : 

(April 4, 1917, page 4176) a request of the Board of 
Education for authority to acquire property adjacent to 
the Forestville School site; 

(April 4, 1917, page 4176) a request of the Board of 
Education for authority to acquire property adjacent to 
the Field School site; 

(April 4, 1917, page 4176) a request of the Board of 
Education for concurrence in an appropriation for the 
construction of an addition to the Spry School; 

(April 4, 1917, page 4176) a request of the Board of 
Education for concurrence in an appropriation for the 
completion of the Parkside School; 

(April 4, 1917, page 4176) a request of the Board of 
Education for concurrence in an appropriation for ad- 
ditions to the Englewood High School; 

(February 5, 1917, page 3245) a request of the Board 
of Education for authority to acquire property adjacent 
to the Tennyson School site; 

(February 5, 1917, page 3245) a request of the Board 
of Education for authority to acquire a school site at 
Jonquil terrace and Marshfield avenue; 

(January 24, 1917, page 2977) a request of the Board 
of Education for authority to acquire property adjoin- 
ing the Nash School site; 

(November 27, 1916, page 2182) a request of the 
Board of Education for authority to acquire property 
adjoining the LaSalle School site; 

(March 12, 1917, page 3627) a request of the Board 
of Education for authority to acquire property adjoin- 
ing the Hayt School site; 

(March 12, 1917, page 3627) a request of the Board 
of Education for authority to acquire property adjoin- 
ing the Coonley School site; 

(March 12, 1917, page 3627) a request of the Board 
of Education for authority to acquire property adjoin- 
ing the Beaubien School site; 

(March 12, 1917, page 3627) a request of the Board 
of Education for authority to acquire a school site at 
_ South Karlov avenue and West 48th street; 

(March 26, 1917, page 4040) an order directing an 
investigation of conditions at the Kershaw School; 

(December 28, 1916, page 2696) an order directing the 
Committee on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Service to 
take up for consideration the advisability of acquiring 
the north one-third of the block upon which is located 
the Calumet High School, and 

(April 30, 1917, page 43) a communication relative to 
the purchase of property for school purposes in the 
block bounded by Homan avenue, Ogden avenue and 
Trumbull avenue, having had the same under advise- 



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May 9, 19i7. 



inent, bog leave to report and recoinmcnd that said 
matters be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Mat Franz, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 

Aid. Franz moved to concur in said report. 
Tiie motion prevailed. 



Health. 



The Committee on Health submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Kimball, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, to whom was referred 
(March 1, 1917, page 3534) an ordinance requiring 
screening against flies in stores, buildings, etc., having 
had the same under advisement beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the accompanying substitute 
ordinance [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 731]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) j. n. Kimball, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Kimball, deferred and or- 
dered published : 

Chicago, May 3, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, having under considera- 
tion the question of requiring screens against flies, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the ac- 
companying ordinance (amending Section 616 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, by adding thereto a paragraph to 
be known as paragraph (d), concerning screens on sta- 
bles, etc.), [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 731]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(^i^ned) J. N. Kimball, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report 
which was, on motion of Aid. Kimball, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1917. • 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, to whom was referred 
(April 23, 1917, page 32) a resolution for appointment 



by the Mayor of a committee to co-operate in work now 
under way for conservation and increase of the food 
supply, having bad the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the adoption of said 
resolution: 

Whereas, One of the greatest problems confronting 
our country in the war in which we are engaged is the 
necessity for the conservation and increase of our food 
supply; and 

Whereas, Steps in this direction have already been 
made in the City of Chicago; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Mayor be and he is hereby author- 
ized to appoint a committee of aldermen to co-operate 
in the work now under way in order that food now on 
hand may be conserved and an increase in. production 
effected wherever possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) J. N_ Kimball, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Kimball, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 3, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, to whom was referred 
(May 3, 1917, page 84) an order directing issuance of a 
permit, without cost, to the Salvation Army to conduct 
a free medical dispensary at 6 East 7th street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a permit, without cost, to the 
Salvation Army to maintain and operate a free medical 
dispensary at No. 6 East 7th street, Chicago, 111. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(S^^n^d) J, N. Kimball, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: • 

Chicago, May 3, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committe on Health, to whom were referred 
(April 23, 1917, page 30} an ordinance for elimina- 
tion from ordinance amending Section 1967 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, of the provision prohibiting 
the running at large of chickens, etc., and 

(April 30i 1917, page 43) a communication from 
Christ Scheer requesting permission to sell horse 
meat in the city, 

having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that same be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Acting Chairman. 



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Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said report. 
Aid. Kimball moved to concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Track Elevation. 

The Committee on Track Elevation submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion of Aid. Michael- 
son, deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 2, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Track Elevation, to whom was 
referred an amendatory ordinance providing for a sub- 
way at Foster avenue, under the tracks of the Chicago 
.and Northwestern Railway Company, (amending, the 
original ordinance of December 29, 1913), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the same do pass [ordinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 734]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. A. Michaelson, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen; and Special 
Assessment, Improvement and Repealing Ordinances 
Submitted by the Board of Local Improvements 
(Said Matters Having Been Presented in Order, by 
Wards, Beginning with the First Ward). 



FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Beatrice Creamery Co. to erect and maintain a 
single-face illuminated separate- letter sign 140 feet 
by 8 feet, on steel angle-iron frame, 140 feet by 16 
feet, on roof of building •at 1532 South State street. 
Said sign to be erected and maintained in accordance 
with all rules of the Department of Gas and Elec- 
tricity. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is /hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Maimonides Hospital Bazaar to erect and maintain 
a banner across North Clark street between West Ran- 
dolph and West Lake streets. Said banner shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, Thai the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is- hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Moir Hotel Company to string a banner from the 



building known as 79 West Madison street, to the 
building known as 80 West Madison street. Said ban- 
ner shall be erected and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be subject 'to 
termination by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Public Works 

and Gas and Electricity be and they are hereby 

directed to issue a permit to the Star Theatre to 

erect and maintain an illuminated projecting sign, 

12 by 5 feet, over the sidewalk in front of premises 

known as 68 West Madison street. Said sign shall 

be erected and maintained in accordance with all 

rules and regulations of the departments of Public 

- Works and Gas and Electricity. This privilege shall 

be subject to termination by the Mayor at any time 

in his discretion. 

' Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance for amend- 

amendment of Section 2437A of The Chicago Code of 

1911, regulating the standing of vehicles on streets 

upon which street cars are operated, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on the north side of East 29th street from 
Ellis avenue to Cottage Grove avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Coughlin,^ 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Norris presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Sinclair Refining Company (a corporation) to 
maintain two driveways on the north side of East 
35th street, one fifty feet west and the other one 
hundred feet west of the alley east of South Park 
avenue; said permit to be issued and work to be 
done according to the provisions of the ordinance of 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance. of driveways. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on the south side of East 26th street from the 
alley first west of South Michigan avenue to South 
Wabash avenue. 

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said estimate was approved and" said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos, J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 



TfflRD WARD. 

Aid. Iliff presented an order directing issuance of a 
permit to Charles M. Hayes to erect and maintain a 
frame garage at rear of 4432 Ellis avenue which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Block (for Aid. Richert, absent) presented an 
order amending an order passed March 26th 1917, 
authorizing sundry claims for rebates of water rates. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order, 

^ Aid. Block moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by this 
Council on March 26th, 1917, and shown at page 4088 
of the Council proceedings of that date, authorizing 
sundry rebates of water rates, be and the same is 
hereby amended as follows: By striking out of the 
13th line of the right-hand column the figures 
"832-4" and inserting in lieu thereof the figures 
"932-4." 

Aid. Block (for Aid. Richert, absent) presented the 
following order, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the General Superintendent of Police be and 
they are hereby directed to issue necessary permits 
to the Fellowship House, 831 West 33rd street, to 
conduct a street carnival on West 33rd street on the 
evenings of May 2nd and May 5th, 19il7, between the 



hours of 7 p. m. and 10 p. m., said permit to cover '^. 
that part of West 33rd street lying between South ''" 
Halsted street and Auburn avenue. 

Aid. Block (for Aid. Richert, absent) presented an , 
order amending an order passed March 28, 1917, auth- • 
orizing payment of salary to James P. Holmes, which ' 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Block (for Aid. Richert, absent) presented a 
claim of Rose Polaski for a refund of licenes fee, -.^ 
claims of Mrs. Fannie Clark and National Plate Glass ^' 
Insurance Bureau for compensation for damage to | 
property, claims of Thos. H. Donohoe and Florence S, \ 
Goddard for refunds of 90% of special assessments for ■-: 
water supply pipes, and claims of Illinois Central Rail- : 
road Company and E. W. Kraetsch for rebates of water i 
rates, which were* • 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an > 

ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed October 26, % 

1914) for cement sidewalks on both sides of South -■' 

Halsted street from south branch of Chicago River to '■ 

West 25th street. "i* 

_ By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hickey, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisber, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle and McDonough presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Jim Aiello to erect and rfiaintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 1928 West 35th 
street. Said barber pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to cause the removal of 
the billboard situated on the building at the north- 
east corner of West 43rd street and Emerald avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to The Texas Company to erect and maintain a 
double-face illuminated sign 50 feet by 10 feet, on 
steel angle-iron frame, 50 feet by 45 feet, on roof of 
barn at their plant located at Archer avenue and 



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Pitney court. Said sign to be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Gas and Electricity. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion, 

Aid. Doyle and McDonough presented an order di- 
recting that J. Darvin be permitted to complete shed 
at 3623 Parnell avenue, and an order directing that 
Joseph Lowrenoviez be permitted to maintain and oc- 
cupy second floor of building at 4441 South Honore 
street, which wefe. 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Doyle and McDonough presented a claim of 
Patrick Cahill for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance providing for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the north side of Root street from Normal 
avenue *to Wallace street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Doyle, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas— 'Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliif Hickey, Doyle, McDonough,. A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, GuUerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, ^Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Koslner, Thos. J. Lynch, Glark-^5. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and he 
hereby is directed to prepare and submit to this 
council an ordinance providing that private scaven- 
gers be required to have their names and addresses 
painted on their wagons so that such wagons may be 
easily Identified. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is. hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Harry W. Sisson to construct, maintain and operate 
a canopy over the sidewalk at south west corner 
of East 53rd street and Lake Michigan, to be attached 
to the building or structure located at 1715 to 1733 
East 53rd street, in accordance with plans and speci- 
fications to be filed with the Commissioner of Public 
Works and approved by the Commissioner of Build- 
ings and Chief of Fire Prevention and Public Safety, 
said canopy not to exceed 36 feet in length, nor 18 
feet in width, upon the filing of the application and 
bond and payment of the initial compensation pro- 
vided for by ordinance. This permit shall be sub- 
ject to revocation at any time by the Mayor at his 
discretion. 



Aid. A. A. McCormick presented the following reso- 
lution, which was, on motion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, It is desirable to encourage in every way 
the work of the Chicago Chapter of the American 
Red Cross, and to assist in the campaign now on 
to increase its membership, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the City Council pledges its support 
to the Movement, endorses it, and urges heads of 
departments and other city employes to assist in 
every way possible by enrolling themselves and by 
assisting in securing new members. 
The Red Cross is charged with the responsibility of 
caring for the wounded and sick on the field of battle, 
and upon it is the responsibility of alleviating and 
preventing suffering in the families of men called to 
the colors. The need is great and the hour when 
assistance is necessary is at hand. The National Gov- 
ernment has appealed for assistance to the Red Cross 
and it is only fitting that this movement which is pri- 
marily humanitarian and patriotic should receive the 
instant hearty support of every American. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick presented a claim of Fred C. 
Best for wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed May 17, 
1915) for paving East 55th street from Everett avenue 
to 469 feet east thereof. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, gaid ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 

Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing grading and paving with brick the alley from the 
south curb line of East 59th street to the north line of 
East 60th street between South State street and South 
Wabash avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, said estimate was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, . Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Tho^. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None, 



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SEVENTH WARD. 



Aid. Kimball presented the rollowing order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
William H. Gehring to construct and maintain two 
driveways across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 6041-49 Cottage Grove avenue; said permit 
to be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in acordance with the terms of an ordinance 
passed July 28, 1913, governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Kimball presented an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of alleys in the three blocks bounded by 
Ingleside avenue. East 60th street, East 61st street 
and University avenue, in Clark, Martin and Layton's 
Subdivision, S. W. %, Section 14-38-14 (The Uni- 
versity of Chicago, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Fetzer presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Olaf Olson to ■ construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
6126 South St. Lawrence avenue; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install an 8-inch 
water supply pipe, for fire-prevention purposes, in 
East 73rd street at a point approximately twenty-three 
feet south of the north line of East 73rd street, and to 
extend from a point approximately fourteen feet 
east of the east line of South Shore Drive to a point 
about two hundred and forty-five feet east of the 
east line of South Shore Drive. 

Aid. Fetzer presented an order for a cement side- 
walk on Stony Island avenue from East 67th street to 
East 69th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for filling and 
paving with bituminated concrete the alley between 
East 64th street. East 65th street. Cottage Grove avenue 
and Evans avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid.- Kimball, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Y&as— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner! 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffeni 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne' 



Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos, J. Lynch, Clark— 65 
Nays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Woodhull presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue* a permit to H. S, 
Cox to construct and maintain a driveway across the 
sidewalk in front of premises known as 7236 Oglesby 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the terms 
of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Woodhull pre*nted an order directing that 
Fred Smith be permitted to maintain shed at 7627 
Coles avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall, ,. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for water service 
pipes in Anthony avenue between East 92nd street and 
East 93rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cross, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— GoughMn, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ihff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormicki 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block. Johnson' 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner! 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski' 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler^ 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen,' 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrnei 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

A'ay^-^None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement 
sidewalks on both sides of Avenue J from East 97th 
street to East 98th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Woodhull, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was " 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

,Yea5_.Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiir, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormicki 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson^ 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner! 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski,' 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler! 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen! 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain,' Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne! 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark- 65. 

Nays — None. 



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ALSO, 1, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for water 
service pipes in Jeffery avenue between East 83rd 
street and East 93rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cross, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

■ Yeas—Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
IJiff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Wobdhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus,, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adaraowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Miohael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

' Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for water 
service pipes in Kingston avenue between East 79th 
street and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Woodhull, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichOls, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton,' Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, -Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — ^None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for water 
service pipes in Luella avenue between Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad and East 79th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cross, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonougJi, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkie\^icz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker,' Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roedei; Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long,' Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block presented an order authorizing the pur- 
chase of tickets for the dance hall in the auditorium 
on the Municipal Pier. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak,. Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65.' 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Harbor Board, be and it is here- 
' by authorized to purchase, without advertising, from 
the Automatic Ticket Selling and Cash Register Co., 
one million (1,000,000) tickets for use in the dance 
hall in the Auditorium of the Municipal Pier, said 
tickets to be printed in accordance with the proposal 
of the said Automatic Ticket Selling and Cash Regis- 
ter Co. on file in the office of the Chairman of the 
Harbor Board, the cost of said tickets in no event 
to exceed ninety-seven ($97.00) dollars, payment for 
same to be made from an appropriation heretofore 
made in the annual appropriation bill for the year 
1917. 

Aid. Block presented an order authorizing purchase 
of three ticket-selling machines for use on the Muni- 
cipal Pier. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas a^d nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, -Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fis'her, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — 'None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Harbor & Subway Commission 

be and are hereby authorized to purchase, without 

_ advertising, from the Automatic Ticket Selling and 

Cash Register Co., three (3)* ticket selling machines 

for use on the Municipal Pier, at a cost of one 



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hundred and ten ($110.00) dollars for each machine, 
said machines to be in accordance with the specifica- 
tions and proposal submitted by the said Automatic 
Ticket Selling and Cash Register Co., and on file in 
the office of the Chairman of the Harbor & Subway 
Commission, payment for said machines to be made 
from an appropriation heretofore made in the an- 
nual appropriation bill for the year 1917. 

Aid. Block presented an order authorizing contract 
with the Decorators' Supply Company for furnishing 
certain material required for the construction of ticket 
booths, etc., for dance hall on the Municipal Pier. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed arid said order was passea, Dy 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — iCoughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Hornc', Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen,_ 
Wallace, Haderlein,, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Harbor and Subway Commission 
be and it is hereby authorized to enter into contract 
without advertising, with the Decorators' Supply Co., 
for furnishing certain material required for the con- 
struction of ticket booths, ticket takers stands, and 
fencing for the dance hall in the Auditorium of the 
Municipal Pier, in accordance with the specifications 
and proposal of said Decorators' Supply Co., on file 
in the office of the Chairman of the Harbor and Sub- 
way Commission, the cost of said material shall in 
no event exceed the sum of seven hundred forty and 
50/lOOths ($740.50) dollars, payment for same to be 
made from^ an appropriation heretofore made in the 
annual appropriation bill for the year 1917. 

Aid. Block presented an order authorizing agreement 
with the Inspectors of the House of Correction for fur- 
nishing decorative plants, etc., in the Art Exhibit on 
the Municipal Pier. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — iCoughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A, McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 



Hrubec, O'Toole/ Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, MichaeiJ 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65, 
Nays — 'None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Harbor Board be and it is hereby ' 
authorized to enter into an agreement with the In- 
spectors of the House of Correction, for furnishing 
decorative plants, and placing and caring for same, in 
the Art Exhibit on the second floor of the Municipal ' 
Pier, the cost of said plants, and care, etc., in no 
event to exceed the sum of six hundred ($600.00) 
dollars, payment to be made from. an appropriation 
heretofore made in the annual appropriation bill 
for the year 1917. 

Aid. Block presented an order authorizing contract 
with Ralph H. Simpson Company for furnishing mate- 
rial required in the construction of a wire fence at" 
the playground on the Municipal Pier. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration "of 
said order. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— iCougihlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz,- 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — 'None. 

The following is saidorder as passed: 

Ordered, That the Harbor and Subway Commission 
be and are hereby authorised to enter into contract 
without advertising, with the Ralph H. Simpson Co., 
for furnishing material required in the construction 
of a wire fence at the playground on the Municipal 
Pier, in accordance with the proposar submitted by 
said Ralph H, Simpson Co., on April 19th, 1917, and 
on file in the office of the Chairman of the Harbor 
and Subway Commission, in a sum not to exceed two 
hundred and forty ($240.00) dollars, delivered f.o.b. 
Municipal Pier, payment for same to be made from 
an appropriation heretofore made in the annual 
appropriation bill for the year 1917. 

Aid. Block presented an order authorizing contract 
with W. S. Tothill for furniture and equipment for' 
playground on the Municipal Pier. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows': 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick,' 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 



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McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Figher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 
;Vay5— None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Harbor and Subway Commission 
be and are hereby authorized to enter into contract, 
without advertising, with W. S. Tothill, for furnish- 
ing furniture and equipment for the Children's Play- 
ground on the Municipal Pier, in accordance with 
the proposal submitted by said W. S. Tothill, April 
6th, 1917, on file in the office of the Chairman of the 
Harbor and Subway Commission, at a cost of not to 
exceed six hundred thirteen and 25/lOOths ($613.25) 
dollars, payment for same to be made from an ap- 
propriation heretofore made in the annual appro- 
priation bill for the year 1917. 

Aid. Block presented an order authorizing contract 
with the Walger Awning Company for window curtains 
for the Municip*&l Pier. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 



Aid. Block moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

ISays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Harbor and Subway Commission 
be and are hereby authorized to purchase, without 
advertising, from the Walger Awning Company, cer- 
tain curtains required for windows on the Municipal 
Pier, in accordance with the proposal submitted by 
said Walger Awning Company, dated April 12th, 
1917, and on file in the oflQce of the Chairman of the 
Harbor and Subway Commission, the cost of said 
curtains and their installation, shall in no event 
exceed the 'sum of _ one hundred forty-six and 75- 
lOOths ($146.75) dollars, payment for same to be 
made from an appropriation heretofore made in the 
annual appropriation bill for the year 1917. 

Aid. Block presented an order for construction of a 
new concrete floor in .pavilion, and for other miscel- 
laneous work at the recreation end of the Municipal 
Pier. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 



Aid. Block moved to pass said order. 
The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas-^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson. 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of May 9th, 1917, to construct by day 
labor a new concrete floor in the pavilion and do 
other miscellaneous work at the recreation end of the 
Municipal Pier at an expense not to exceed $8,000.00, 
the cost to be charged against the Construction 
Division Capital Account which will be reimbursed 
out of appropriation account 800 X 5, Harbor and 
Subway Commission. 

Aid. Block presented the following orders, which* 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue to Henry Mc- 
Nichols a permit to construct 1,313 6-inch drains in 
the following streets : 

Prairie avenue from E. 99th street to E. 103rd 
street 150 drains. 

Forest avenue, from E. 99th street to E. iOSrd 
street, 150 drains. 

■Calumet avenue from E. 99th street to E. 103rd 
street '150 drains. 

South Park avenue from E. 100th street to E. 103rd 
street 160 drains. 

Vernon avenue, from E. lOOtli street to E. lOUh ■ 
street 140 drains. 

Eberhart avenue, from E. 100th street to E. 104th 
street 140 drains. 

Rhodes avenue, from E. 100th street to E. 104th 
street 140 drains. 

St. Lawrence avenue, from E. 100th street to E. 
104th street 140 drains. 

E. 100th street from St. Lawrence avenue to 
Dauphin avenue 18 drains. 

E. 100th place, from St. Lawrence avenue to 
Dauphin avenue 33 drains. 

E. lOist place, from St. Lawrence avenue to 
Dauphin avenue 29 drains. 

E. lOist place, from St. Lawrence avenue to 
Dauphin avenue 25 drains. 

E. 102nd street, from St. Lawrence avenue to 
Dauphin avenue 21 drains. 

E. 102nd place, from St. Lawrence avenue to 
Dauphin avenue 17 drains. 

on payment of one $5 permit fee, the regular fee to 
be paid whenever the drains are extended for use. 



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Such work shall be done under the supervision of 
the Bureau of Sewers, Department of Public Works, 
and in conformity with all the rules and regulations 
governing such construction. 

Ordered, That the tlommissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mathew W. Quinn to maintain a driveway at 1531-33 
East 75th street; said permit to be issued and .work 
to be done according to the provisions of the ordi- 
nance of July 28th, 1913, governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Block presented an order directing that F. H. 
Beilfuss be permitted to complete alterations in build- 
ing at 8022 Prairie avenue, wihich was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Johnson presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. 
Kaminsky to erect, and maintain for thirty days, a 
muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 111808 South Michigan avenue. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
• Works. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for water service 
pipes in Blackstone avenue between East 79th street and 
East 80th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Block, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCoxmick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton,' Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
cement sidewalks on both sides of Chauncey avenue 
from East 93rd street to^East 94th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Johnson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steflfen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne^ 



Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 
Nays — ^None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with brick Cottage Grove avenue 
from 110 feet south of East 103rd street to 43 feet north 
of East 115th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Block, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Horne, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — ^None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for water 
service pipes in Cottage Grove avenue between East 
103rd street and East 115th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Johnson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— ^Cougihlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for water 
service pipes in Yaughan avenue between East 93rd 
street and East 94th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Block, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — ^^65. 

Nays — None. 



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Aid. McNichols presented 'the following order, which, 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Marshfield Amusement Company, to construct, main- 
tain and operate a canopy over the'sidewalk in W. 12th 
street, to be attached to the building or structure 
located at 1641-1653 W. 12th street, in accordance 
with plans and specifications to be filed with the 
Commissioner of Public Works and approved by the 
Commissioner of Buildings and Chief of Fire Pre- 
vention and Public Safety, said canopy not to exceed 
32% feet in length nor WV2 feet in width, upon 
filing of the application and bond and payment of 
the initial compensation provided for by ordinance. 

Aid. Klaus presented the following order, whioh was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner! of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install and 
maintain an electric arc light on Loomis street 
between West 21st street and West 2ilst place. 

Aid. Klaus presented an order for paving with con- 
crete an alley in the block bounded by South Racine 
avenue, South May stre^. West 18th street and West 
19th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. CuUerton presented the following order, 
was, on motion, duly passed : 



which 



Whereas, The tax levies of 1915, assessed by the 
officials of Cook County, the Drainage Board and 
the City of Chicago, have, through the efforts of the 
Illinois Manufacturers' Association and certain law- 
yers, been attacked in court and a decision rendered 
making the collection of such taxes impossible, and 

Whereas, A large number of those taking advan- 
tage of said decision are ordinarily large tax payers 
who, on account of the court action, have paid but 
a small portion of the taxes levied while smaller tax 
payers have complied with the assessments of the 
various taxing bodies, and 

Whereas, John M. Glenn, secretary of the Illinois 
Manufacturers' Association has recently sent broad- 
cast a circular letter, copy of which is hereto 
attached, requesting tax-payers to oppose tax levies, 
and 

Whereas, Many members of the Illinois Manu- 
facturers' Association have, in troublous times, 
always received police protection and at times when 
said department was lacking in sufficient numbers 
to take care of their ordinary duties owing to short- 
age of funds, and 

Whereas, Scarcely a week passes but that some 
member of said Association does not seek franchises 
from the City of Chicago through the City Council, 
Therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is hereby 



directed to report to this Council at the earliest pos- 
sible date the names of all members of said Illinois 
Manufacturers' Association together with the firm 
or business to which they are connected to the end 
that all City Departments be instructed in the future 
to grant no requests to any member of said Asso- 
ciation. 

The following memorandum was ordered published 
with the foregoing order: 

COPY. 

ILLINOIS MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION 

1436 Fort Dearborn Bank Bldg., 

Telephone Central 747. 

John M. Glenn, Colin C. H. Fyffe, 

Secretary General Counsel 

CHICAGO. 

Samuel M. Hastings^ Pres. 

Computing Scale Co., of America, Chicago. 
William Butterworth, 1st Vice-Pres. 

Deere & Co., Moline. 
Dorr E. Felt, 2nd Vice-Pres. 

Felt & Tarrant Mfg. Co., Chicago. 
Peter S. Theurer, Treas. 

Peter Schoenhofen Brew. Co., Chicago. 

Directors — 

Chas. Piez, Chicago. 

Link Belt Co. 
Alfred H. Mulliken, Chicago. 

Pettibone-Mulliken & Co. 
Wm. Nelson Pelouze, Chicago. 

Pelouze Mfg. Co. 
G. R., Meyercord, Chicago. 

Meyercord Company. 
Paul Schulze, Chicago. 

Schulze Baking Company. 
Frederick W. Upham, Chicago. 

Consumers Company. 
H. G. Herget, Pekin. 

Pekin Wagon Go. 
George D. Tower, Mendota. 

J. D. Tower & Sons Co. 
Milton S. Florsheim, Chicago. 

The Florsheim Shoe Co. 
Geo. B. Robbins, Chicago. 

Armour & Co. 
B. S. Thompson, Granite City. 

Hoyt Metal Co. 
Herman H. Hettler, Chicago. 

Herman H. Hettler Lumber Co. 



April 18, 1917. 



TAX ERROR. 



It is contended that in extending the taxes for 1916, 
the taxing bodies in Cook County have made an error 
in the rate which will effect a substantial saving to 
tax payers who take advantage of the illegal tax levied. 

Those desiring to avail themselves of this oppor- 
tunity and wish the law department of the Illinois 



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Manufacturers' Associalion to appear for Lhcm in the 
County Court should at once send their tax bills to this 
office for the purpose of having computed the amount 
which should be withheld from payment to the County 
Treasurer. 

A charge of one-third of the amount of the saving 
will be retained for expenses and attorney's fees. 
(Signed) ^ John M. Glenn, Secretary, 



TWELFIH WARD. 

Aid. Novak and Kerner presented the following order, 
Wihich was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Maimonides Hospital to string, and maintain 
from June 1st to June 24, 1917, a banner across 
South Kedzie avenue near West 12th street. Said 
banner shall be erected and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Kerner and Novak presented a claim of Joseph 
Hajek for reimbursement of cost of repairing drain, 
which was, 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kerner presented a resolution for the appoint- 
ment of a committee, to be composed of chairmen of 
all standing committees of the City Council, acting in 
co-operation with the Department of Law, to take 
charge of all legislation affecting the City of Chicago 
now pending in the General Assembly of the State of 
Illinois. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said resolution. 

Aid. Kerner moved to adopt said resolution. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, Hickey, 
Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, 
Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus,. 
Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, Home, Smith, 
Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, 
Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, 
Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adam- 
owski. Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, 
Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelspn, Hazen, Toman, 
Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 62. 

A^ays— Coughlin, Kenna, Szymkowski, Kunz — 4, 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That a committee to be composed of the 
chairmen of all the standing committees of the City 
Council, acting in co-operation with the Department 
of Law of the City of Chicago, be delegated to take 
charge of all pending legislation in the General As-' 
sembly of the State of Illinois in which the City 
Council is interested and to adopt whatever means 
may be expedient in the judgment of said commit- 
tee to secure the enactment of the bills recom- 
mended by the City Council. 



Aid. Kerner presented an order for modification of 
ordinances regulating the raising of chickens and hogs 
within the city limits, to permit the raising of chickens 
and hogs at the House of Correction and other institu-" 
tions, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

■ Aid. Kerner presented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to the National Malleable Cast- 
ings Company to maintain and use two pipes under 
and across South Rockwell street, north of West 25th 
place, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick South Rockwell street 
from West 25th street to West 26th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, Novak,- 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNjchols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner' 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski^ 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewiez, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein,' Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Home presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a perniit to 
Engel and Fomon to construct and maintain two 
driveways across the sidewalk in front of premises 
knows as 3228-30-32 West Harrison street; said per- 
mit to be issued and the work therein authorized to 
be done in accordance with the terms of an ordi- 
nance passed July 28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Horne presented an ordinance for amendment 
of Section 2438 of The Chicago Code of 1911, in ref- 
erence to penalty for violation of the provisions per- 
taining to the standing of vehicles on streets, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 

Aid. Horne presented an ordinance for amendment 
of Section 2499 of The Chicago Code of 1911, in ref- 
erence to penalty for violation of provisions concern- 
ing "rules of the road," which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Horne presented an ordinance for amendment 
of an ordinance passed March 30, 1914, prohibiting the 
operation of dazzling headlights on vehicles, in ref- 
erence to penalty for violations, which was 



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Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 
Aid. Home and Ahern presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Julius Weinstein for a driveway at 1120-1122 South 
Kedzie avenue, said permit to be issued and work 
to be done according to the provisions of the ordi- 
nance of July 28, 1913, governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an ordi- 
nance repealing an ordinance (passed May 11, 1914) 
for paving the public alleys between West Madison 
street. West Monroe street. South St. Louis avenue 
and South Central Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Home, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Kxumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
• Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen. 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 'ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of South Albany avenue 
from West Madison street to Colorado avenue. 

Consideration of which was, on motion of Aid. 
Ahern, deferred. 



Aid. Kaindl presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to permit The Joseph 
Schlitz Brewing Company to erect and maintain a 
sign, 12 feet by 25 feet, on the roof of the building 
located at 1086 North Paulina street. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Department of Build- 
ings. This privilege shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an ordi- 
nance repealing an ordinance (passed March 25, 1916) 
for a cement sidewalk on the north side of West 
Grand avenue from North Homan avenue to North 
Trumbull avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rodriguez, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
IliiT, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steifen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Smith and Maypole presented an order directing 
issuance of a permit to L. Wolff Manufacturing Com- 
pany to erect a frame shelter shed at 2012-16 Wal- 
nut street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Sinclair Refining Company to maintain two drive- 
ways, one on the north side of West Grand avenue, 
four feet east of the lot line on North Sacramento 
boulevard, and one on the north side of West Grand 
avenue, one hundred feet east of the lot line on 
North Sacramento boulevard. Said permit to be is- 
sued and work to be done according to the provis- 
ions of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. . 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an ordi- 
nance providing for the construction of cement side- 
walks on both sides of Holly avenue from Armitage 
avenue to northwesterly terminus. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Szym- 
kowski, said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, .Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65, 

Nays — None. _ 



EIGHTEENTH WARD, 

Aid. Healy presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Herman Fehr to maintain and operate a canopy over 



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the sidewalk in West Madison street, to be attached 
to tlie building or structure located at 673-679 West 
Madison street, in accordance with plans and speci- 
llcaLions to be filed with the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and approved by the Commissioner of 
Buildings and Chief of Fire Prevention and Public 
Safety, said canopy not to exceed 24 feet in length 
nor 16 feet in width, upon the filing of the applica- 
tion and bond and payment of the initial compen- 
sation provided for by ordinance. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Hinds P. Teare for a driveway at 121 South Jeffer- 
son street; said permit to be issued and work to be 
done according to the provisions of the ordinance of 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Aid. Healy presented /an ordinance authorizing a 
contract with John F. Wallace for services as Chair- 
man of the Railway Terminal Commission, which was 

Referred to. the Committee on Railway Terminals. 

Aid. Healy presented an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of part of the east-and-west alley in the 
block bounded by Flournoy street, West Harrison 
street, South Leavitt street and South Oakley boule- 
vard, in B. S. Morris's Subdivision of Lot 1, of Morris 
and Others' Subdivision of W. %, S. W. %, Section 
18-39-14, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Healy presented a claim of Charles B, Donoghue 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Touhy presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to- issue a premit to 
Tony Tarantolo to erect and maintain a barber pole 
in front of premises, 1015 West Madison street. Said 
barber pole shall be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination of the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an ordi- 
nance providing for the construction of cement side- 
walks on both sides of South Green street from West 
Madison street to West Adams street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Healy, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yea5— Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner' 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Stefifen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Figher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None.' 



NINETEENTH WARD. 



Aid. Powers presented a claim of Thomas Kelly for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Franz and Fick presented the following orders, 
which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improvements be 
and it is hereby directed to at once abandon pro- 
ceedings for the paving of West 15th street, be- 
tween South Racine avenue and South Morgan street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Isaacson & Isaacson to erect and maintain a board 
sign, 3 feet by 6 feet, in front of premises known as 
1266 Blue Island avenue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance With all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install and 
maintain electric arc lights as follows : One on the 
north side of West 12th street between South Jef- 
ferson and South Desplaines street, and one on 
South Peoria street between Maxwell street and West 
14th street. 

- Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install without cost 
or without meter, a two-inch water service pipe to 
supply St. Francis Church, West 12th street and 
Newberry avenue, for the operation of the church 
organ. 

Aid. Fick and Franz presented a claim of William 
Drugan for compensation for damage to property, and 
claims of Rachel Epstein and Abraham J. Wilk for re- ^ 
bates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fick and Franz presented an order for removal 
of water meter from premises known as 751 Taylor 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fick and Franz presented an order for paving 
with brick Lumber street from Stewart avenue to West 
22nd street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



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TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. 3auler and Ellison presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby dirercted to issue a permit to 
A. P. Shogren Company to construct and maintain 
a driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 907-11 Larrabee street; said permit to be 



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issued and the work therein authorized to be done in 
accordance with the terms of an ordinance pas^sed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
(cnance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
l)c and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. 
Silverstein and Sons to string, and maintain for 
thirty days, a muslin sign across the sidewalk in 
front of 441 West Division street. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in accordinance' with all 
rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented an order directing 
that J. C. Whitney Company be permitted to maintain 
signs on roof of building at 435 West Ontario street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Bauler and Ellison presented claims of Holm- 
berg & Loverde for a rebate of water rates, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid, Wallace presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to Edward Stewart to construct and main- 
tain a garage at 2667 Lincoln avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Wallace presented an order requiring all city 
employes to begin work at 8:00 o'clock instead of at 
9:00 o'clock A. M., and to discontinue work at 4:00 
o'clock instead of 5:00 o'clock P. M,, which was. 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 



said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
lliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szynikowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler. 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen. 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. • 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of Clybourn avenue from 
Terra Cotta place to Fullerton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Roeder, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, CroSs, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Sizymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — -None. 



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TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Haderlein and Roeder presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of alleys in the block 
bounded by Clybourn avenue, Cortland street, Kings- 
bury street and Lewis street, in Block 4, Sheffield's 
Nursery Subdivision of Block 13, ShefTield's Addition 
to Chicago, Section 32-40-14 (John Bader Lumber 
Company, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries,' 

Aid. Haderlein and Roeder presented a petition of 
clerks and stenographers for increases in salaries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on the north side of Center street from 
Southport avenue to 168 feet west of Southport ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid, Link presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
IngersoU and Weeks to maintain a V-shaped por- 
table board sign, 2 ft. 4 in. by 4 ft. 6 in., at edge of 
sidewalk in front of premises known as 1110 Bryn 
Mawr avenue. Said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Capitain presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Bassilate and Prasinos for the erection and main- 
tenance of a wooden sign, 5 feet by 2% feet, across 
sidewalk at 1112 Bryn Mawr avenue. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
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drain-layer a permit to lay twenty-two drain stubs 
in Brompton avenue from Sheridan road to Pine 
Grove avenue on the payment of one $5 permit fee, 
the regular fee to be paid whenever the drains are 
extended for use. Said work shall be done under 
the supervision of the Bureau of Sewers, Depart- 
ment of Public Works, and in conformity with all 
the rules and regulations governing such construc- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the Commissioner of Gas and Electricity, be 
and they are hereby directed to issue to Maurice 
Friedman, 5325-29 North Clark street, a permit to 
erect and maintain an electric sign on front of his 
premises facing North Clark street. Sign to have 
overall dimensions-, 32 feet high, 8 feet wide, con- 
taining a total of 600 lamps. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained by the Commonwealth Edi- 
son Company in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Gas and Electricity and 
Public Works. Said permit shall be issued subject 
to revocation by the Mayor at any time at his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Capitain presented an ordinance for amend- 
ment of Section 2437-A of The Chicago Code of 'l911, 
concerning regulations for standing of vehicles in 
streets, to exempt vehicles owned or used by the City 
of Chicago, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Capitain presented an ordinance for amendment 
of an ordinance passed December 7, 1914, requiring 
vehicles belonging to the City to be marked in a 
specific manner, to penalize fraudulent use of the 
"Chicago Emblem", which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation; 

Aid. Capitain presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to Charles E. Browne to construct a private 
garage on rear of premises known as 6733 Greenview 
avenue, and an order directing issuance of a permit to 
Mrs. Laura W. Horner to enlarge garage at rear of 
premises known as 823 Dakin street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with bituminated concrete the alleys between 
Glengyle place, Argyle street, Sheridan road and a line 
parallel with and 609 feet east of the east line of 
Sheridan road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Link, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. kcCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Srnith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 



Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65 
Ifays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: south side of Ardmore avenue from Glenw'ood 
avenue to North Clark street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Capitain, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— .Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick' 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson' 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner,' 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski^ 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler^ 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison,' Steffen! 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel^ 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrnei 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark- 65 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
mg, grading and paving with asphalt and brick Chase 
avenue from Ridge road to North Robey street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Link, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick,' 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block. Johnson^ 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner! 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski! 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler! 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison,' Steffen! 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, PegraSn, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed March 
31, 1916) for a cement sidewalk on the east side of 
Parkhurst avenue from Birchwood avenue to 242 feet 
north. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Capitain, '^1 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner! ') 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark- 65. 

Nays — None. 



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TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Aid. Pretzel presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner Of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue permits to, 
George J. Kappes to construct and maintain drive- 
ways as follows : One at 5606-12 North Clark street 
and one at 5707-13 North Ashland avenue; said per- 
mits to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the terms of an ordi- 
nance passed July 28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Pretzel presented an order directing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to prohibit the depositing 
of any additional refuse at so-called City dump be- 
tween North Western avenue, the North Branch of the 
Chicago River, Grace street and Byron street. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to pass said order. 

Unanimous consent being refused for consideration 
of said order. Aid. Pretzel moved to suspend the rules 
temporarily, to permit such consideration. 

The motion to suspend the rules was lost, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Hickey, 
McDonough, Kimball, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, Klaus, 
Cullerton, Healy, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, 
Ellison, Steffen, Haderlein, Roeder, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'.Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen — 38. 

A^ays— Schwartz, Iliff, Doyle, A. A. McCormick, 
Krumdick, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, 
Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski Kunz, Walkowiak, 
Touhy, Kennedy, Toman, Kostner, Thos. . J. Lynch, 
Clark— 21. 

Whereupon said order was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
. ommendation, estimate and ordinance for water ser- 
vice pipes in North Ashland avenue between Farragut 
avenue and Edgewater avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for tile 
pipe sewers in Blaine place from North California ave- 
nue to a point 98 feet west of the west line producec} 
north of North Washtenaw avenue, etc. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lipps, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for_ ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of North Claremont ave- 
nue from Argyle street to Ainslie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— '65. 

Nays- — None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Watson presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Thomas Castellaneta to erect and maintain a barber 
* pole at the edge of the sidewalk in front of 4108 
Montrose boulevard. Said barber pole shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
George Geuthier to tap the water main at Normandy 
avenue and Byron street to supply houses located 
at 6728 to 6736 Byron street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install, without 
meter and without charge, a 2-inch water service 
pipe, to supply the St. Hyacinth Church at George 
street and North Lawndale avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he hereby is authorized and directed to ex- 
tend existing water mains in School street and in 



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Melrose street from their present termini east of 
North Keeler avenue to North Karlov avenue to 
connect same with the existing mains in said street, 
for the purpose of circulation and elimination of 
dead ends. 

Aid,. Watson presented a claim of F. G. Doherty for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. ■ 

Aid. Kennedy presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is 'hereby ordered to supply water free of 
' charge to the Edison Park District for sprinkling, 
drinking fountains and other park purposes. Said 
water to be used in the small park known as Ridge- 
land Park, located at the northeast corner of Oliphant 
avenue and Avondale avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue permits with- 
out charge to Herbert B. Zerrien, a licensed plumber, 
on behalf of the Edison Park District, to tap the 
water main and connect with the sewer in Oliphant 
avenue about one hundred and forty feet northeast 
of Avondale avenue. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on the south side of Addison street from 
630.24 feet east of North Sacramento avenue to North 
Sacramento avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick,' 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson' 
McNiohols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerneri 
Hornfe, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski,' 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, StefTen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne^ 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, CIark^65, 

Nays — None. *' 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed June 
21, 1915) for a cement sidewalk on the east side of 
North Albany avenue from Blaine place to Lawrence 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows :' 

Yeas— ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner' 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski,' 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowleri 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen,' 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel,' 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne,' 



Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65 
Nays — None, 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for six- 
inch drains in a system of streets as follows: Ardmore 
avenue between Newark avenue and East Circle ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, Watson, 
said estimate was approved and' said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner! 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski^ 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler' 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen,' 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne! 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— ^65. 

Nays — ^None, 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a sys- 
tem of tile pipe sewers in North Central avenue from 
Norwood Park avenue to Goodman street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas-^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson! 
McNiohols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner! 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski! 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler! 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen! 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel! 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Miohael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the east side of Christiana avenue 
from Catalpa avenue to Berwyn avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas-^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson. 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner! 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, StefTen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 



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153 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of North Cicero avenue 
from Foster avenue to Elston avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— 'Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
lliff Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Ha'zen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing grading and paving with asphalt a system or 
streets as follows, to wit: Cornelia avenue from North 
Kildare avenue to Lowell avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Walson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas-^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
lliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick. 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Ha'zen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — ^None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of North Crawford ave- 
nue from Bryn Mawr avenue to 1179 feet north of 
Argyle street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas-^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
ili'ff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

NcBys — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
tile pipe sewer in Gunnison street from North Central 
avenue to North Austin avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
lliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzei-, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — ^None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation and ordinance for opening and 
extending Ibsen street between Olcott avenue and 
Overhill avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
lliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen. 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark- 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in North Kedvale avenue from Argyle street 
to Carmen avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
lliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkow^ski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Tquhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark.— ^5. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a sys- 
tem of tile pipe sewers in North Kedzie avenue from 
Belmont avenue to Avondale avenue, etc. 



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1 



Yt'as— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Felzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers', Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in North Keeler avenue from Argyle street 
to 30 feet south of Foster avnue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

By. unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler. 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in North Kildare avenue from Foster ave- 
nue to Argyle street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
IlifT, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a sys- 
tem of tile pipe sewers in Lovejoy avenue from Car- 
men avenue to 50 feet southerly of Foster avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 



Yea,5_Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner] 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski' 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison' Steffen] 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in Lowell avenue from Lawrence avenue to 
Ainslie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea'5— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski] 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed Feb- 
ruary 5, 1917) for paving Waveland avenue from North 
Cicero avenue to North Linder avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smithi Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 
• Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the north side of Wilson avenue from 
Kimball avenue to North St. Louis avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hick^, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home. Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 



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Kunz Walkowiak, Adamkiewioz, Healy, Touhy; Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fiok, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace,' Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 
Nays — None. ■ 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Byrne presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Joseph Ambroz to install and maintain a gasoline 
pump and necessary feeding pipes at the curb line 
on the southeast corner of West 50t,h street and 
South Western avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John M. Crane to string, and maintain for thirty days, 
a banner across the street from 1119 to 1120 West 
79th street. Said banner shall be erected and mam- 
tained in accordance with all rule^ and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Bruno F. Kowalewski to maintain a driveway at 
1440-42 West 47th street; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to the provisions of 
the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install, without 
charge and without meter, a two-inch water service 
pipe to supply the new Nazareth Lutheran Church 
to be located at South Hamlin avenue and West 60th 
street. 

Aid. Byrne presented an order for repairing West 
49th street between South Western avenue and South 
Leavitt street, cost of same to be chargeable to the 
Vehicle Tax Fund of the 29th Ward. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 

Aid. Byrne moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steflfen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to repair West 49th 
street between South Western avenue and South 
Leavitt street and charge same to the Ward Vehicle 
Tax Fund. 

Aid. Byrne presented an order directing that Jacob 
Krul be permitted to maintain aiid occupy building at 
5142 South Fairfield avenue, an order directing is- 
suance of permits, without charge, to the Nazareth 
Lutheran Church to construct a portable church at 
South Hamlin avenue and West 60th street, and an or- 
der directing that Thomas Tudor be permitted to main- 
tain and occupy building at 57i54 West 65th street, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Hrubec presented an order directing that Joseph 
Weippel be permitted to maintain and occupy flat in 
basement of building at 5637 West 64th place, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for water ser- 
vice pipes in Archer avenue between South Kedzie ave- 
nue and South Central Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Byrne, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeois—Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. I^ynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in West 54th place from South Sacramento 
avenue to 300 feet west of South Sacramento avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hrubec, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwart*, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Atlamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 



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May 9, 1917. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ostimate and ordinance for a tilo 
pipe sewer in West S-ith street from South Sacramento 
avenue to 300 feet west of South Sacramento avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Byrne, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz 
IlilT, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick' 
Kunball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson' 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kermer' 
iiorne. Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski,' 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler' 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen,' 
Wallace, H^derlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel^ 
Lipps, Watsoii, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne! 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Tom&n, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— G5. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in West &3rd street from South Homan ave- 
nue to South St. Louis avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hrubec, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick,' 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner,' 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski,' 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffeni 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Little'r, Byrnei 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 0.5. 

A'ays^None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in South Homan avenue from West 55th 
street to West 57th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Byrne, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick^ 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner,' 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski! 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison. Steffen,' 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos.*!. Lynch, Clark— 05. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid Hrubec { ' 

said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- I 

lows: ! 

ryl'^'t^''''^^'^'''' ^^^'^"^> Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, ^ i 

Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick ; 

M M I ', ^^^''''' ^'''''^' Woodhull, Block, Johnson, : 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak Kerner 

Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski' •' 

Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy Bowler ' 

Povyers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison,' Steffen! •,• I 

Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link Capitain, Pretzel *'i 

Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, AdamoWski, Littler, Byrne' ^'') 

Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- ! 

son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 05 ! 

Nays — None. * i 



An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed De- 
cember 20, 1910) for a water supply pipe in South 
Knox avenue from West 51st street to West 53rd street. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole presented the following order, ' which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Vincent Jackowski to maintain a driveway at No. 
1343-45 West 51st street; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to the provisions of 
the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Rea presented the following orders, which were, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to Frank W. Biankley to tap the water 
supply pipe at West 77th and South Paulina streets, 
and to install, without meter, a one-inch water ser- 
vice pipe to supply premises known as 7049 South 
Paulina street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Roy J. Plainer for the erection and maintenance of 
a barber pole at the edge of sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 333 West 03rd street. Said bar- 
ber pole shall be erected' and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and hereby is authorized and directed to lay an 
eight-inch water main in Charles street from West 
104th street to a point south three hundred (300) 
feet and to establish at the terminus of said pipe 
a public fire hydrant, said water main and hydrant 
to be for flre protection. 



Aid. Rea presented a claim of George Hoshell for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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157 



Aid. Rea presented orders for cement sidewalks on 
Aberdeen street and on South May street from West 
83rd street to West 85th street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

Aid. Fisher presented an ordinance amending an 
ordinance passed March 28, 1917, providing for the 
vacation of part of the north-and-south alley in the 
block bounded by West 14th place, South Green street, 
South Halsted street and West 16th street (Charles 
D. Clark, beneficiary). 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Fisher moved to pass said ordinance. 
The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
MoNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, GuUerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council March 28, 1917, and appearing upon pages 
4108-9 of the Journal of the Proceedings of said 
date, providing for the vacation of part of the north- 
and-south alley in the block bounded by West 14th 
place. South Green street. South Halsted street and 
West 16th street be and the same is hereby amended 
as follows: By striking out the words "C B. & Q. 
R. ,R." in line 29 of Section 1 of said ordinance and 
inserting in lieu thereof the words "C. & N. W. R., 
R.", and further, by substituting the plat hereto 
attached for the plat attached to said original ordi- 
nance. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in' force from and after its passage; provided 
Charles D. Clark shall within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance file for record in the 
office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois a certified copy of this ordinance^ 

Aid. Fisher presented an ordinance amending an 
ordinance passed March 28, 1917, providing for the 
vacation of part of Bross avenue between South 
. Artesian avenue and the right of way of the Union 
Stock Yard & Transit Company of Chicago, part of 
South Artesian avenue between Bross avenue and 
West 34th street, and also an alley in the block 
bounded by South Artesian avenue, Bross avenue. 
South Campbell avenue and West 34th street (Union 
Stock Yard & Transit Company, beneficiary). 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid, Fisher moved to pass said ordinance. • • 



The motion prevailed and. said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows ; 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos, J, Lynch, Clark — 65, 

Nays — ^None, 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1, That an ordinance passed by the City • 
Council on March 28, 1917, and appearing upon 
pages 4161-62 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
said date, vacating that part of Bross avenue be- 
tween South Artesian avenue and the right-of-way 
of the Union Stock Yard & Transit Company of 
Chicago and that part of South Artesian avenue be- 
tween Bross avenue and West 34th street; also the 
alley in the block bounded by South Artesian ave- 
nue, Bross avenue. South Campbell avenue and West 
34th street for the benefit of the Union Stock Yard 
& Transit Company of Chicago be amended as fol- 
lows : By striking out the word's and figures "sixty 
(60i) days" wherever they appear in said ordinance 
and inserting the words and figures "eight (8) 
months" in lieu thereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Fisher presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to remove 
the street light in front of premises 6938 South 
Carpenter street, to the opposite side of street or 
to some other necessary point in that block. Same 
being necessary on account of continued severe ill- 
ness at the above number. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to require the Chicago 
Telephone Company to remove its pole at 6832 
South Halsted street a few feet to the south of its 
present location. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to extend water mains 
in South Oakley avenue from West 73rd street to 
West 74th street, providing same will pay a per- 
manent annual revenue of six (6) cents per lineal 
foot. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
St, Sabino's Church to erect and maintain a tem- 
porary banner on West 79th street between Aber- 
deen street and South May street. Said banner 
shall be erected and maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



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May 9, 1917. 



Ordered, That the Commissioners of Public Works 
and Health be and they are hereby directed to have 
fire ruins removed on south side of West 79th street, 
east of Eggleston avenue. The same having stood 
for years, a serious menace to both life and health. 
(Petition of Auburn Park Improvement Association 
hereto attached.) 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to place a strong 
street light on Vincennes avenue, between West 87th 
street and West 88th street, at the dangerous turn 
of the surface railway. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order for a change in the 
name of Winneconna avenue, west of Stewart avenue 
to the right of way of the C, R. I. & P. R. R., to "West 
78th place", which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Fisher presented a claim of William H. Davies 
for compensation for damage to property, and claims 
of John J. Cooney and William E. O'Connor for wages, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order authorizing contract 
with the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Company for water sup- 
ply from City's mains, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented orders for cement sidewalks 
on the north side of West 83rd street from South 
Ashland avenue to South Wood street, on the east 
side of South May street and on the west side of Aber- 
deen street from West 84th street to West 85th street, 
on both sides of South Racine avenue from West 99th 
street to West 103rd street, and on the south side of 
West 77th street from South Racine avenue to South 
Ada street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement side- 
walks on both sides of Aberdeen street from West 99th 
street to West 103rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rea, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as foHows: 

Yem — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
IlifT, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hroibec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
cement sidewalk on the west side of South Ada street 
from West 73rd street to West 74th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 



said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas—Cough 1 in, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
IlifT, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. MoCormicki 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson^ 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner! 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski,' 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen! 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne! 
Hpubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, I 

■ A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
six-inch drains in a system of streets as follows: 
Bishop street between West 77th street and West 79th 
street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rea, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— 'Cough 1 in, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kemer, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski! 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen! 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
water service pipes in a system of streets as follows: 
South Bishop street between West 77th street and 
West 79th street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, iWalkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

A'^ays'— None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
cement sidewalks on a system of streets as follows, 
to wit: south side of West 85th street from South 
Racine avenue to Loomis street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rea, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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159 



Yeas—Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdiok, Gullerton, Novak, Kemer, 
Home Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, 'walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowletf, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lip.ps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
H^ubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen,. Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Glark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
a cement sidewalk on the north side of West 89th 
street from the alley first east of South Ada street to 
South Ada street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— 'Gonghlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Glark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
water service pipes in West 105th street between 
Prospect avenue and South Wood street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rea, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea^—Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff^ Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michafel- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Glark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
water service pipes in South Marshfield avenue be- 
tween West 78th street and West 79th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 



Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler. 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Glark— 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
a cement sidewalk on the west side of South Western 
avenue from West 11 1th street to West 115th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rea, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kemer, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Glark — 65. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-TfflRD WARD. 

Aid. Hazen presented the lollowing order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to per- 
mit H. Stobart to tap water main in North Laramie 
avenue at the intersection of Potomac avenue and 
to lay a private water pipe to supply premises known 
as 5216 Potomac avenue, rates for water so sup- 
plied to be assessed on a frontage basis. 

Aid. Hazen presented a petition for the establish- 
ment of a playground and gymnasium or small park 
in the territory bounded by Ferdinand street, Leclaire 
avenue. North Leamington avenue and the G. & N. W. 
R. R., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Parks, Playgrounds 
and Beaches. 

Aid. Hazen presented an order for a cement side- 
walk on the north side of West North avenue from 
North Austin avenue to Narragansett avenue, and a 
petition and order for paving an alley in the block 
bounded by North Lockwood avenue, Latrobe avenue. 
Iowa street and Augusta street, which were 

' Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with bituminated concrete the alley between 
West Walton street, Iowa street. North Mayfield ave- 
nue and North Austin avenue. 

By unanimous consent,' on motion of Aid. Michael- 
son, said estimate was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 



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yeas_Couglilin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
lii/r, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A, A, McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodlmll, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Kruindick, Gullertoii, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Sniitli, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowskii 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touliy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen,' 
Wall'aice, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 
Naijs — None. , i 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
cement sidewalks on both sides of Altgeld street from 
North Keeler avenue to North Tripp avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, 
• said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler. 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark —65, 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
a cement sidewalk on the east side of North Central 
avenue from Fullerton avenue to West Grand avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Michael- 
son, said estimate was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski. 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, . Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
a tile pipe sewer in Dickens avenue from North Kil- 
patrick avenue to the Chicago and North Western 
Railroad at North Kenton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson,' Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 



Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen! 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne,' 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Micliae!- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
a cement sidewalk on the south side of Diversey ave- 
nue from North Rutherford avenue to North New- 
castle avenue. , 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Michael- 
son, said estimate was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin,- Kenna, Nori^is, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick. 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner. 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kain.dl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
liipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
water service pipes in Fletcher street between Le- 
claire avenue and North Cicero avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Horne, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael • 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
a tile pipe sewer in Hirsch street from North Long 
avenue to a point 25 feet east of the alley first east 
of North Central avenue. 

■ By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Michael- 
son, said estimate was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, ^nderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick,' 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Horne, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski. 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 



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Powers, Franz, 'pick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michao' - 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, THos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
water service pipes in Homer street between Lacrosse 
avenue and North Lamon avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, 
said. estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— CoughUn, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
lliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Muypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Miohacl- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark- 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed De- 
cember 28, 1916) for water supply pipes in a system 
of streets as follows, to wit: North Mason avenue 
from Wrightwood avenue to Diversey avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Michael- 
son, said ordinance was passed', by yeas and nays as 
I'ollow^s : 

Yeas — CoughUn, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
lliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkow^ski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Behrstock Brothers to string, and maintain for 
thirty days, a muslin sign across the sidewalk in 
front of 3221 West 12th street. .Said sign shall bo 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



the Principal of the Bryant School authorizing use 
of water from fire hydrants, without cost, from 
May 3, 1917 to November 15, 1917, for sprinkling 
gardens to be cared for by students of said school 
and children in the vicinity, said gardens to be 
located on vacant property at southwest corner West 
16th street and South Kostner avenue; said permit 
to contain a condition that if the water is used for 
any other purpose than the sprinkling of said gar- 
dens or if the conditions of the permit shall not be 
complied with, the Mayor shall revoke the same. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Chicago Carton Company (a corporation) to 
maintain two driveways on the southerly side of 
Ogden avenue, one approximately 150 feet west of 
South Kostner avenue and one approximately 210 
feet east of South Kilbourn avenue; said permit to 
be issued and work to be done according to the 
provisions of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, gov- 
erning the construction and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed and authorized to in- 
stall, without meter and without charge, a two-inch 
water service pipe to supply The Crawford Congre- 
gational Church at 2614 South Keeler avenue. 

■ Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is ihereby directed to install and maintain 
a drinking fountain at South Keeler avenue and West 
15th street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to H. 
Simon to string, and maintain for thirty days, a mus- 
lin sign across the sidewalk in front of 33'i7 West 
16th street. Said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilegt' 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby instructed to remove immediate- 
ly all left-over material and refuse caused in the 
paving of West 16th street from South Kedzie avenue 
to South Crawford avenue and including the abutting 
streets, the cost thereof to be charged to contractor 
who was awarded the paving contract of said street. 

Aid. Kostner and Toman presented an ordinance for 
amendment of an ordinance passed March 12, 1917 
(amending The Chicago Code of 191'1, by adding there- 
to. Section 2'i37A), in reference to the standing of 
vehicles on streets upon which street cars are operated, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented an ordinance 
amending The Chicago Code of 19.11, by adding to 
Chapter XXXVIIL an Article to be known as Article 
XXA and certain new sections, concerning the licens- 
ing and regulation of egg-candlers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented an order directing 
issuance of a permit to the Independent Sisters of 



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Charity to conduct a "tag day" on Thursday, July 5, 
1917, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented an order for re- 
moval of water meter from premises known as 3909 
West IGth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. - 

Aid. Kostner and Toman preseirted a claim of William 
Sorinsky for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an ordi- 
nance repealing an ordinance (passed March 24, 1913) 
for paving the alleys between West 16th street, Ogden 
avenue, Clifton Park avenue and South Central Park 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Toman said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliflf, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick' 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klauis, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski! 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffeni 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipp'S, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Tom'an, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. ■ 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch and Clark presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Chicago Flexible Shaft Company (a corporation) to 
maintain three driveways, one on the north side of 
West 12th street, about 300 feet west of South Cen- 
tral avenue, and two on the west side of South Cen- 
tral avenue, about 200 feet and 400 feet respectively 
north of West 12th street; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to the provisions of 
the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Edward Furner to maintain a driveway at 4314-16 
West Harrison street; said permit to be issued and 
work to be done according to the provisions of the 
ordinance of July 28, 1913; governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the General Superintendent of 
Police and the Commissioner of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed and authorized to close to 
traffic on Sunday, May 13th, 1917, between the hours 
of 2:00 P. M. and 5:00 P. M. the following streets: 
South Kildare avenue, from West Madison street to 
Wilcox street; Wilcox street, from South Kildare 
avenue to ^outh Crawford avenue; South Crawford 
avenue from ^yilcox street to West Madison street; 



West Madison street, from South Crawford avenue! 
to South Kildare avenue; the occasion being the an-j 
nual relay race given by the Lexington Athletic Clubj 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch and Clark presented an ordi 
for removal of water meter from premises known asl 
111-17 North Keeler avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch and Clark presented a claim of 
Mrs. M. O'Neil for a rebate of water rates, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a. rec-, ' 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing 
grading and paving with asphalt Homer street fro^ 
North Albany avenue to North Kedzie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Thos. J. Lynch, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was. 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz 
Ihfif, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick' 
Kimball, Fetzer, , Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson' 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner' 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski' 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler' 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Stetfen' 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel^ 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne' 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisber, Michael' 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark--65 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for water 
service pipes in Thomas street between North Keeler 
avenue and North Kenton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on niotion of Aid. Clark, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilifif, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormicki 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnsoni 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kernerj 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski,' 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler' 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen! 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne,' 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael-' 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— ^65. 

A^'ays — None. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



Bureau of Engineering: Appropriation ($20,380.00) for 
Salary Increases. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
adjustment of union scale for various city employes, 
deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 58, 

Tlie motion prevailed. 



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Alrl Block moved to concur in said report and to Home, Smith, Muypole, Rodriguez. Kaindl, Szymkowski, 

nat the ordinance submitted therewith [printed in Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz Healy,Touhy, Bowler, 

^ u 1 ♦ Mn 7981 Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 

Pamphlet wo. /^»j. Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 

The motion prevailed and said ordmance was passed, ^ .^^^^ Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 

by yeas and nays as tollows : Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, Nays— ^one. 

Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, ^^^ following is said order as passed: 

MpNiphols Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, Kerner, ^,,. ,,r i v 

Hofne Smith Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 

Kunz wTlko^iak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, and he is hereby authorized to pay sa aries and wages 

Kunz, wdinuwid , Ranler Ellison Steffen, of steam fitters at not to exceed Union scale out of 

W.TS Tderle n ' R^etr ' Link! CapitaTn, Pretzel, appropriation of four thousand five hundred ($4,500) 

^nnf Watson Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, dollars, set up in the 1917 appropriation ordmance for 

Sc oSoi; PeTam^^ Long, Rea, Fisber, Michael- steam fitters' helpers. Account 175-A-l, Bureau of 

foVHazen, Tom'an, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark-65. Waste Disposal. 

Nays — ^None. ' 

Thp following is said ordinance as passed : „, ^,, ^ . xt, -z » t. . * 

ine loiiuwuig 10 o „. ^ r,r.- Steamfitters, etc.: Authority for Employment. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chx^ ,,, ^, , , , /^^ ^ ^ .,, , ... 

Aid. Block moved to amend the order submitted with 

rx,, i XX- i,„ „r.^ ,•= v.orphv annronriated said report, authorizing employment of steamfitters, 

SECTION 1. ThaUhere be andj hereby a^^^^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ..^^^^^ ^^^^^ 

from the Water Fund not ^A^^^^^^f^V^f Hundred Shop Capital Account," and by inserting in lieu thereof 
pledged the sum of Twenty Thousand J^^^^ J^^^^^ the words "Municipal Shops Capital Account." 
Eighty $(20,380) Dollars to the credit of accouns spe- 
cifically mentioned herein for the purpose of paying The motion prevailed. 

salary and wages to stationary firemen at One Hundred ^j^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^^.^ ^^^^^ ^^ amended. 
Ten ($110) Dollars per month, oilers at One Hundred 

Ten ($110) Dollars per month, and coal passers at The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Ninety-Six ($96) Dollars per month, from and after yeas_Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 

March 1, 1917: - Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 

r.pnnrfmpnt of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering: Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 

Deparimem oi ruu ^^^ ^^ McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 

501-A-12 -^ ■ Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 

501-A-13 ^ 600.00 j^^^^^ Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 

501-A-14 300.00 Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 

. ,, ' ' 2,680.00 Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 

■ 2 340 00 Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Jiyrne, 

502-A-12 • 'nan nn Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael - 

502-A-14 t • • l.u«"-^^ gon, Hazen, Tom'an, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

502-A-15 2,460.00 Nays—^o^Q. 

502-A-16 1,660.00 ^^^ following is said order a? passed : , 

i502-A-17 'n/nno Orrfer-ed, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 

502-A-18 2,940.00 ^nd he is hereby authorized to employ under the Con- 

502-A-19 3,160.00 struction Division Capital account. Bureau of Engi- 

502-A-23 ••• 1,380.00 ncering, twenty (20) steam fitters at not to exceed 

Union scale, in lieu of twenty (20) steam fitters' help- 

$20,380.00 ers; and eight (8) cement finishers at not to exceed 

,,,,.. , » Union scale, in lieu of eight cement finishers' helpers; 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be m force and ei- ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ stationary firemen at one thousand three 

feet from and after its passage, approval and pubiica- j^^^^^^^ ^^^^^y ($1,320) dollars per year, in lieu of 

tion. two stationary firemen at one thousand two hundred 

dollars per year; also, under the "Municipal Shops 

Capital Account", Bureau of Engineering, three (3) 

Steamfitters: Payment of "Union Scale". steam fitters at not to exceed Union scale, in lieu of 

three steam fitters' helpers. 
Aid. Block moved to pass the order submitted with 

said report, authorizing payment of salaries and wages 

of steamfitters at not to exceed the "Union scale." .,„,,,, ^ «. i. ^ « * 

Fourth Ward Yard: Purchase of Property. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 

by yeas and nays as follows : Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 

^ , ,. „ 1VT ■ 1 J a V, .^^ report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 

TrI'V?''^''n"' , Tn "A f A M.?nrmTck P^^^^ase of property tor a site tor the Fourth Ward 

mtf Hickey Doyle, ^^-^D^^"^/?^' /• f •/^'^^^3^^' Yard, deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 59. 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass tlio ordinance submitted therewith [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 728 J. 

'I'iii' motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
liy yeas and nays as follows: 

)■(?««— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliir, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough,' A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, (]ross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Kruindick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Horno, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski^ 
Kuuz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fio-k, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen,' 
Wallace, Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
liipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael - 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J, Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago : 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller be and hereby 
is authorized and directed to negotiate with the owner 
or owners of the property hereinafter described, for 
the purpose of purchasing said property for the City of 
Chicago, and to endeavor to agree with such owner or 
owners upon a price for the purchase of said property, 
and to offer therefor not to exceed the sum of Twenty- 
five Hundred aind no one-hundredths ($2,500.00) Dol- 
lars, said property being known and described as fol- 
lows: Lots one (1) two (2) three (3) and four (4) and 
the north eight (8) feet of lot forty (40) in Wirt D. 
Walker's and Others' Subdivision of the west third 
(W. 1/3) of lot five (5) and all of lots six (6) seven (7) 
and eight (8), in Egan's south addition to Chicago in the 
east one-half (E. %) of the northeast one-quarter 
(N. E. %) of Section Thirty-two (32) Township Thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14), east of the Third 
Principal Meridian, together with all right, title and in- 
terest of the owners of said premises in and to the alley 
laid out in said subdivision by said Walker and others, 
a portton of which alley is abutting on said lots. 

Section 2. That in case the City Comptroller is able 
to agree with the owner or owner's of said property, or 
any part thereof, or any right or interest therein, he is 
hereby authorized to purchase said property, or so 
much thereof as he shall be able to acquire at a price 
within the limits above prescribed, and in case less than 
said entire property be purchased, the price therefor 
shall not exceed a just proportion of the price for the 
whole property above stated; the Comptroller is further 
authorized to accept title to the property to be pur- 
chased, subject to tax claims and other liens and incum- 
brances, if any, making a fair deduction from the pur- 
chase price for any such claims or incumbrances, pro- 
viding that in the opinion of the Corporation Counsel 
the existence thereof will not endanger the City's right 
of possession; and the Comptroller is further author- 
ized to settle all such claims and incumbrances on a 
reasonable basis, in his discretion, charging moneys so 
expended as purchase price for said premises. 

Section 3. That in case of the inability of the City 
Comptroller to agree with the owner or owners of said 
property, or of any part thereof, upon a price within 



the limits prescribed by this ordinance, or in case the 
owner or owners of said prop,erty, or any of them are 
incapable of consenting, or their names or residences 
are unknown, or they are non-residents of the State of 
Illinois, the City Comptroller shall report such facts to 
the Corporation Counsel. 

Section 4. That the Corporation Counsel, upon re- 
ceiving such report from the City Comptroller, shall 
thereupon commence and prosecute condemnation pro- 
ceedings for the purpose of acquiring title by the City 
of Chicago to the property described in Section 1 hereof, 
or so much thereof as the City Comptroller shall have 
reported his inability to acquire by direct purchase, 
under the City's right of eminent domain, and said prop- 
erty is hereby declared to be useful, advantageous and 
desirable to the €ity of Chicago for a site for the 4th 
Ward yard. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage and approval. 



Teams, Etc., Employed in Bureaus of Streets and 
Sewers: Rates of Compensation. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
compensation to be paid teams, etc., employed in the 
Bureaus of Streets and Sewers, deferred and published 
April 30, 1917, page 59. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the ordinance submitted therewith [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 728]. 

> 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilitr, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kemer, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski^ 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowlei\ 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen! 
Walfece, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, AdamOwski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to pay, and the City 
Comptroller and City Treasurer authorized to approve 
for payment the rates of not to exceed seven ($7.00) dol- 
lars per day for each team and five ($5.00) dollars per 
day for each single rig, for a day's work consisting of 
nine (9) hours for vehicles employed in the Bureau of 
Streets and Bureau of Sewers of the Department of 
Public Works. - 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage. 



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Unpaid Bills (Department of Police): Appropriation Section 2. The appropriations in Section i hereof 

uupdiu « f 943.33). = for payment of unpaid bills or contract liabilities shall 

' ' * not be construed as an approval of any of said bills or 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the contract liabilities by this Council, but shall be regarded 

report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of g^ly as the provision of a fund for the payment thereof 

payment of unpaid bills of the Department of Police, ^i,en same shall have been found to be valid and legal 

deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 59. obligations against the City of Chicago and have been 

., , properly vouchered and audited. 

The motion prevailed. t^ t^ j 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 

Ald. Block moved to concur in said report and to ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^^ j^g passage. 
pass the ordinance submitted therewith [printed in 

Pamphlet No. 728]. — 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, Vehicle Tax Fund: Appropriation of $100,000.00 (Repeal). 

' ^y y'^' ^"^ ^"^' ^' ^°"°^'= Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 

Tliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, i.gpeal of appropriation of $100,000.00 from the Vehicle 

Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, xax Fund, deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 

McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerlon, Novak, Kerner, 59, 

Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, r^jj^ motion prevailed. 

Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 

' Powers, Franz,' Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 

Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, pass the ordinance submitted therewith [printed in 

Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Pamphlet No. 728]. 

Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- n^^e motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 

son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. ^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ j-QU^^g . 

N(xys NonG 

Yea^ — Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 

The following- is said ordinance as passed : jlifp^ Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 

•I , u n-^. t rh- Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Ltii- j^gj^igjjQjg^ Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 

cflffO" ;:^ •Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 

SECTION 1 That there be and is hereby appropriated Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
from Miscellaneous Receipts for the year 1917, not oth- ' Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
erwise appropriated or pledged, the sum of $23,943.33, Wallace, Haderlein, RoeJer Link, Capitam, Pretzel, 
to be set up by the City Comptroller and City Treas- Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler Byrne, 
urer to the credit of the following Accounts and to be Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher Michael- 
expended for Police Department liabilities as indicated son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 
in the following schedule : A^ays— None. 

30 H, Printing, stationery, office" supplies. . . 3,047.36 The following is said ordinance as passed: 

30 L, Fuel and power. ......... ?'?owo Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chi- 

30 N, Forage, shoeing, boarding, etc 4,721.42 ^ 

30 T, impersonal services 272.91 

30 W, Tools and Implements, including their Section 1. That ordinance passed March 28, 1917 

repair 32.79 (page 4094 Journal of the Proecedings of the City Coun- 

T iabilifips due as follows- ^^il) appropriating $100,000 from the vehicle tax fund 

Liabilities due as follows . ^^ ^^^ necessary, materials and other supplies is hereby 

30 C, Supplies $2,385.45 repealed and that all contracts and liabilities incurred 

30 D, Materials for repairs 2,916.30 chargeable to this appropriation shall be paid from the 

30 F, Apparatus, machinery, etc 4,170.06 proper appropriations made in the general vehicle tax 

30 G, Furniture, fixtures, etc 3.99 appropriation ordinance passed April 4, 1917 (Journal 

Irwin Brothers ,. $ 068.93 ^^ Proceedings of the City Council, pages 4329 to 4236, 

Bureau of Engineering 1,716.52 inclusive). 

Tirnkeu' Detroit Axle Company 805.26 . 

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co . ; 604.45 Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 

W. W. Shaw Livery Company 725.09 force from and after its passage. 

Fisk Rubber Company of N. Y 689.50 

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company 92.00 

Harry W. Cooper. 120.66 Advance Plastering Co.: Compensation for Damage to 

Excelsior Motor and Manufacturing Company.. 4,049.40 Property. 

Bureau of Engineering 3 051.35 ^^^^^^ ^^ consideration of the 

Consumers Company 5,339.24 ! „ ,, ^ -n t-.- 1 ■„ * +v,^ 

rp p 050 81 report of the Committee on Finance on a claim of the 

Riv?rside"orSompany: ::::::.■.■ ■.■.■.■;■.: ■.■.:::: 233:33 Advance Plastenng company for compensation for 

Standard Oil Company 469.67 damage to property, deferred and published April 30, 

. William Wittman Company 4,721.42 1^^^' P^^^ ^^■ 

Bureau of Engineering. 305.70 The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to pass 
the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

yeas— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
riiff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krujndick, Cullerton, Novak, Kemer, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by this 
Council on June 12, 1916, and shown at page 706 of 
the Council Proceedings of that date, authorizing pay- 
ment to the Advance Plastering Co., be and the same 
is hereby repealed and the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized and directed to issue a 
voucher in favor of the Advance Plastering Co. in the 
sum of seven hundred fifty ($750.00) dollars, same to 
be in full of all claims for damages to building at 857 
Wilson avenue caused by the construction of the Wil- 
son Avenue Tunnel, and charge same to Construction 
Division Capital Account, and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay the same. , » 



Black Soil Offered to City: Acceptance. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
acceptance of offer of black soil to the city, deferred 
and published April 30, 1917, page 59, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in- said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
riiif, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson. 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski^ 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler^ 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison,' Steffen,' 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne' 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That .the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to accept the offer of E. 
L. Archibald & Company, 111 West Washington street, 
to furnish to the Department of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, free of any cost to the city, 1,000 yards, 
more or less, of black soil now situated at Western 
avenue near 53rd street. 



Board of Local Improvements: Payment of Unpaid Bills, i 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of thej 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
payment of unpaid bills of the Board of Local Im- 
provements, deferred and published April 30, 1917 
page 60, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz,* 
liiff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick^ 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner] 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski] • 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler! 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen,' 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne,' ' 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is' 
hereby authorized to pay vouchers from the Board of 
Local Improvements for court reporting and real es- 
tate expert service for 1916, amounting to $713.50, 
from appropriations for the Board of Local Improve- 
ments for the year 1917. 



Bureau of Engineering: Employment of Junior 
Stenographer. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Gomlhittee on Finance in the matter of 
employment of a junior stenographer for the Bureau 
of Engineering, deferred and published April 30 1917 
page 60, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliif, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A, A, McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Croiss, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szytnkowski] 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen,' 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel. 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos, J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of April 6, 1917, attached hereto, to employ 
one junior stenographer at not to exceed $1,080.00 per 



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annum, for a period of not to exceed sixty days, salary 
of said stenographer to be charged to Account 503-A, 
appropriations 1917. 



Bureau of Engineering: Payment of Structural Iron 
Inspector. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
payment of structural iron inspector employed in the 
Bureau of Engineering, deferred and published April 
30, 1917, page 60. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the brder submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
IlifT, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Kmmdick, CuUerLon, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
'Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roedef, Link, Capitain, Preftel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. feynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ, under the 
Testing Division — Bureau of Engineering, one struc- 
tural iron inspector at $5.60 per day in lieu of one 
structural iron inspector at $5.44 per day. 



Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, ■ Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec,. O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 
Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of February 5, 1917, attached hereto, to 
purchase two Ford automobiles for use in the Pipe 
Yards and Stores Division, said automobiles to be 
fitted with delivery bodies t© be used for messenger 
and light delivery service in all the divisions of the 
Bureau of Engineering and for the purpose of pro- 
viding for the discontinuance of the practice of using 
laborers or other employes for messenger service in 
the City Hall and Municipal Plant, the cost of said 
automobiles to be charged to the Water Works Sus- 
pense Stock Account. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Ford Automobiles 

* with Truck Bodies. 

A*ld. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of two Ford automobiles with truck bodies 
(for Division df Pipe Yards and Stores), deferred and 
published April 30, 1917, page 60. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to amend the order recommended 
in said report, by striking out the word "Shops," oc- 
curring in the third line from the end of said order as 
printed, and by inserting in lieu thereof the word 
'.'plant"; also, by striking out the words "Municipal 
Plant Capital Account", and by inserting in lieu there- 
of the words "Water Works Suspense Stock Account." 

The motion prevailed. 

* Aid. Block moved to pass said order as amended. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
IlifT, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kemer, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Ford Automobiles. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee" on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of two Ford automobiles for the Bureau of 
Engineering (for Construction Division), deferred and 
published April 30, 1917, page 60. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, /Adamowski, Little]*, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of April 24, 1917, to purchase, without 
advertising and without bond, for the use of the Con- 
struction Division of the Bureau of Engineering, two 
Ford automobiles, without self starters, at the current 
market price, and fit them with truck bodies, charg- 
ing the cost to the Construction Division Capital Ac- 
count. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Ford Runabouts. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of two Ford runabouts for the Bureau of 



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Enginepiing, (loforrod and published April 30, 1917, 
page 61. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to amend the order recommended 
in said report, by striking out the word "Shops," oc- 
curring in the second line from the end of said order 
as printed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said order as amended. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Tho'S. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays—None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authoftzed, in accordance with 
his request of April 25, 1917, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase without advertising two 1917 Model "T" Ford 
runabout automobiles at not to exceed three hundred 
fifty-seven and twenty one-hundredths ($357.20) dol- 
lars each and charge same to Water Works Suspense 
Stock Account. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Grinding and 
Polishing Machine. i 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of grinding and polishing machine for the 
Bureau of Engineering, deferred and published April 
30, 1917, page 61. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McGormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole,^ Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wall'ace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Tho's. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 



his request of April 17, 1917, attached hereto, to pur^ 
chase one "Mysor" combination grinding and polishing 
machine with 110 volt D. C. motor at a cost of not to" 
exceed $87.50, and charge same to the testing Diyisioifl 
Capital Account. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Letter File. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the ' 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of a letter file for the Bureau of Engineer- 
ing, deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 61. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yec[5_Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Horne, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski^ 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
WijiHace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Tho's. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of March 23rd, 1917, attached hereto, 
to purchase one four-drawer letter file at not to exceed 
$15.00, and charge same to Construction Division capital' 
account. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Lumber. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of additional lumber not included in annual 
contracts for the Bureau of Engineering, deferred and 
published April 30, 1917, page 61. 

The motion prevailed. " 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 



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169 



The following is said order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to purchase from the 
Edward Hines Lumber Co. and the Thornton Claney 
Lumber Co., who have contracts with the Department of 
Public Works, the necessary lumber for work of the 
police and fire department shops in addition to the items 
included in their present contracts at the price named 
in their proposals of March 30th and April 6th respec- 
tively. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Mortar Mixer. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of a mortar mixer for the Bureau of En- 
gineering, deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 
62. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concup in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas—Ooaghlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormiek, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, GuHerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 30th, 1917, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase one mortar mixer at an estimated cost of not to 
exceed Three Hundred Fifty ($350.00) Dollars and 
charge same to Construction Division capital account. 



Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler. 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen. 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamow-ski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 28th, 1917, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase one Oxweld Cutting Station complete at a cost of 
not to exceed One Hundred Seventy-five ($175.00) Dol- 
lars, and charge same to Construction Division capital 
account. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Oxwpld Cutting 
Station. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of Oxweld Cutting Station for the Bureau of 
Engineering, deferred and published April 30, 1917, 
page 62. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenraa, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormiek, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Paints and Painters' 
Supplies. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the' 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of paints and painters' supplies for the 
Bureau of Engineering, deferred and published April 
30, 1917, page 62. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Cougthlin, Kenma, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCorniick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler. 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark^65. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to purchase, without ad- 
vertising, paints and painter's supplies from the low bid- 
ders on each portion as listed in his commtinication of 
April 7th, 1917, attached hereto and made a part hereof, 
cost of said materials to be charged to appropriations 
heretofore made for the Department of Public Works. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Pyrometer. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of pyrometer for the Bureau of Engineering, 
deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 62. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 



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170 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



May 9, 1917. 



'!f. 



IVa.?— jCoiigthlin, Keniiia, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilifl", Hiekcy, Doylo, McDonougli, A. A. Mc'Cormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNicliols, Klaus, Krumdick, GuUerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski! 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler! 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker,' Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson,^ Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hruhec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby, authorized, in accordance with his 
request of April 6th, 1917, attached hereto, to purchase 
one Bristole indicating electric pyrometer, high resist- 
ance model 349, at not to exceed Ninety ($90.00) 
Dollars and charge same to Testing Division capital ac- 
count. 



22nd St. Pumping Station: Purchase of Rotor 
(Amendment). 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
amendment of order passed February 19, 1917, author- 
izing purchase of a rotor for the 22nd street pumping 
station, deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 62. 

The motioli prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Y<?as_-Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Frariz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, 'Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — Nooe. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That an order passed February 19, 1917, 
page 3510 of Council Proceedings of that date, authoriz- 
ing the Commissioner of Public .Works to purchase from 
the Burke Electric Company of Erie, Pa., one rotor 
complete for the sum of $3,163.00, be amended as to 
time of delivery by striking out "July 15, 1917" and in- 
serting in lieu thereof "October 1, 1917", making that 
part of order read "time of delivery to be not later than 
October 1, 1917." 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Testing Machine. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in Phe matter of 
purchase of a testing machine for the Bureau of En- 



gineering, deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 
03. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Tliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDbnough, A. A. McCormick,' 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson! 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kefneri 
Home, Smith, .Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski^ 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen! 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamow-ski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher. Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. . 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of April 5th, 1917, attached hereto, to purchase 
one 300-pound American Steam Gauge Dead Weight 
Testing Machine at a cost of not to exceed Sixty 
($60.00) Dollars, and charge same to Testing Division 
capital account. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Typewriter. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of a typewriter for the Bureau of Engineer- 
ing, deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 63. 

The motion prevailed.' 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed,, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski! 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Pick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen! 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 24th, 1917, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase one No. 5 Underwood typewriter for a sum not to 
exceed One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars, and charge same 
to the Construction Division capital account. 



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171 



Bureau of Streets: Purchase of Oiling and Flushing 
Machines. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of oiling and flushing machines for the Bu- 
reau of Streets, deferred and published April 30, 1917, 
page 63. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNiohols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, Kerner. 
Home Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz 'walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nonys — None, 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of April 11th, 1917, attached hereto, 
to purchase, without advertising, four automatic combi- 
nation oiling and flushing machines from the Good 
Roads Company of Kansas City, Mo., for the sum of not 
to exceed Twenty-eight Thousand ($28,000.00) Dollars 
expense of same to be charged to appropriations here- 
tofore made. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to pay the bill of the 
'Chicago Junction Railway Company, amounting to 
$31.35, for damages to C. J. Car No. 600, caused by spon- 
taneous combustion in rubbish loaded at Municipal Re- 
duction Plant, from Account 250-E-3 appropriations for 
1917. 



Chicago Junction Railway Co.: Compensation for 
Damage to Car. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
compensation for damage to freight car caused by Are 
at the municipal reduction plant, deferred and pub- 
lished April 30, 1917, page 63. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yea5_Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Jobnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamow-ski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 



Fire Department: Purchase of Tools. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
an additional appropriation for purchase and repair 
of tools for the Fire Department, deferred and pub- 
lished April 30, 1917, page 63. , 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick. 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Horne, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal and the City Comp- 
troller be and they are hereby authorized to charge the 
cost of new tools or repair of tools in the Fire Depart- 
ment against Account 35 E until such time as additional 
appropriations are made to the 6redit of Account 35 W. 



The following is said order as passed 



Fire Department: Purchase of Search Lights and 
Holders. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report o'f the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of search lights and holders for the Fire De- 
partment, deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 
63. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Horne, Smith, Maypole, iRodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
WaHace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 



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172 ^ UNFINISHED BUSINESS. May 9, 1917. 

son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark-^5. McNiohols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner 

i\ays iNone. Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski] 

The following is said order as passed : Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy Bowler' 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby wT''' ^u""!' /'''^' n^'?''' ^^""'' ^"''^"' ^^'^'"' 

authorized, in accordance with his request of mS nn !' w^ T' ^^'^^i^;- 1^*"^, Capitaiu, P'retzel,- 

28th, 1917, attached hereto, to purchase without adver- h Ze. OTnl p''" '^' ^^^^'^^^k'' .^;ittler, Byrne, 

tising, one thousand, more or less, firemen's search lights son Hazen Tom.nTnT' th' ^^^'/^^^'f^'- ^ichaol- 

at not to exceed $1.25 each and one hundred, more or L^.-NoJe ' ^ ' ^'^"'^-'^'^' 
less, holders for same at not to exceed $2.00 each, from 

the Marine Torch Company, expense of same to be '^^^ following is said order as passed: 

charged to appropriations heretofore made for the Fire Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 

Department. tricity be and he is hereby authorized to expend from " 

the street lighting extension bond appropriations money 

for the following purposes as overhead expense : 

Fire Department: Purchase of "White" Tractors. ' The employment of foreman of linemen, linemen. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the [^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ splicers, cable splicers, cable splicers' 

report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of ^^'P^"^.^ ^"^ mechanics, at not to exceed the union scale,, 

purchase of two "White" tractors for the Fire Depart- ^^^^^^^ ^^^ electrical construction inspectors at $140.00 

ment, deferred and published April 30 19,17 pa^e 64 ^^^ month, and to expend as overhead supervision and 

T,, ,. ., _, ' ' ° ■ engineering the following amounts as designated- , 

The motion prevailed. Qaior.,-^., & . , 

Salaries $55,000.00 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to Compensation for personally owned auto- 

. pass the order submitted therewith. mobiles 4 O'OO 00 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by Supplies 1,000.00 

yeas and nays as follows : Apparatus, etc.. 1 OOO.OO 

Yeas-^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, Furniture and office fittings. 207.02 

Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, Printing and stationery 1000 00 

Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, Advertising \nnnn 

McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, car fare 

Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, ^ , „ ' ' ! ' ^^^-^^ 

Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, ^^^^ ^^ buildings 1,200.00 

Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steifen, Impersonal services 200.00 

Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder* Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Damages and refunds ■. 250.00 

Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler. Byrne, Tools ' P onn nn 

Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- and iha Pnmr^tVniL' iJ '." V "y/ " " '" \V ^.^^^-^u 

son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Glark-C5. Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : John G. Mitchell; Payment for Services as Arbiter. 

Orrfered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby am tsi^ i .. 

authorized to purchase two 2%-ton "White" trac- .^i'^i Z '^ T^'*^ ^^, "^'"''t ^° consideration of the 

tors, without advertising, at not to exceed Thirty-eight T f t t v. "!^ if. T ^'"^"'^ '" ^^^ "^^^^^'^ «'" " 

Hundred ($3'800.00) each, from the White GoLpany LT'1 '°/'\^r ^.^ J^l''^'^'" ''' ''''''''' ^' ^'^'^''^ 

Chicago, expense of same 'to be charged to appropria- "''^ '"^ ^'^^'''"'^ ^^^^ ''' ''''' ^"^^ ''■ 

tions heretofore made for apparatus in the Fire Depart- '^^^ motion prevailed, 

ment. - Aij T^i 1 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

r» A. A o ^ , ^. . . . "^^^ motion prevailed and said order was nassod hv 

Department of Gas and Electricity: Overhead Charges yeas and nays as follows- 
from Appropriations from Bond-issue Proceeds. 

Yeas— Coughlm, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 

report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnsoiv 

overhead charges from appropriations from bond-issue McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner' 

proceeds, deferred and published AprilSO, 1917, page Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl,. Szymkowski,' 

^^- Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler] 

The motion, prevailed. Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison' Steifen,' 

.1^ Bi^ 1 ^x . Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain,' Pretzel! 

Aid Block moved to concur m said report and to Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne 

pass the order submitted therewith. Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, kichael- 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by ^^^' Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

yeas and nays as follows: ^(^vs — None. 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, "^^^ following is said order as passed: 

mfif Hickey Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, Orrfererf, That the City Comptroller be and he is here- 

Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, by authorized to pass pay roll, amounting to $100.30, in 



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favor of John G. Mitchell for services rendered the Har- 
bor and Subway Commission as arbiter, when properly 
approved by the said Harbor and Subway Commission. 



Harbor and Subway Commission: Purchase of Signal 

Lantern for firealiwater. 

« 
Aid. Block moved to proceed 'to consideration of tlip 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of signal lantern for breakwater, deferred and 
published April 30, 1917, page 64. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNiichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael - 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

A^ays— None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Harbor and Subway Commission be 
and it is hereby authorized to enter into a contract, 
without advertising, with the Safety Car Heating and 
Lighting Company, for furnishing a signal lantern with 
complete accessories for the south dock wall and break- 
water in Harbor District No. 1, in accordance with the 
said company's proposal and plans on file in the olTices 
of the Harbor and Subway Commission, for a sum not 
to exceed $700.00; and the City Comptroller and City 
Treasurer are hereby authorized to pay for the same 
from the 1917 appropriations Account "800-X-9". 



House of Correction: Employment of Automobile 
Repairman. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
employment of an automobile repairman for the Housp 
of Correction, deferred and published April 30, 1917, 
page 65. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas arid nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^CoughMn, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 



Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, ■ Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Tomun, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark^ — G5. 
Naijs — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of the House of 
Correction be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request of April 9th, 1917, attached hereto, to 
employ one automobile repairman at not to exceed One 
Hundred ($100.00) Dollars per month, to be paid out of 
the House of Correction capital account. 



House of Correction: Payment of Matrons. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
payment of matrons at the House of Correction, de- 
ferred and published April 30, 1917, page 65. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith, . 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and' nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz. 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler. 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen. 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Micliac : - 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of the House of 
Correction be and he is hereby authorized to employ two 
matrons at not to exceed Eight Hundred Forty 
($8/i0.00; Dollars per annum instead of $720.00 per 
annum as set up in the Appropriation Bill, the addi- 
tional expense of said matrons to be charged to ap- 
propriations heretofore made for salaries at the House 
of Correction. 



George Imiter: Compensation for Damage to Property. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance on a claim of 
George Imiter for compensation for damage to prop- 
erty, deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 65. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNi'Chols,. Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 



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Kunz, Walkowiak. Adamkiewioz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powors, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen,' 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'TooIe, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toni'an, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 
Nays- — None. 

The following is said order as passed: • 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is here- 
by authorized and directed to pay to George Imiter the 
sum of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars, same to be in full of all 
claims against the city for damages for flooding of 
truck farm at Lincoln and Peterson avenues, including 
sleek of vegetables and hot houses, on January 20th, 
21st and 22nd, 1916, and charge same to Account 22 U 2, 
approprtations 1917. 



Bureau of Waste Disposal: Appropriations for Machin- 
ists' Helpers, Etc, 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on P'inance in the matter of 
merging appropriations for machinists' helpers and 
machinists or millwrights in the Bureau of Waste Dis- 
posal, deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 65. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Cough 1 in, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewiez, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fis.her, Michael - 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to pay salaries and wages 
of machinists and millwrights at not to exceed union 
scale out of appropriation of Four Thousand Six Hun- 
dred Fifty ($4,650.00) Dollars set up in the appropria- 
tion ordinance of 1917 for machinists' helpers, Account 
175 A 1. 



A. M. McKay: Payment for Services Rendered. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
payment of bill of A. M. McKay for services rendered, 
deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 65. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 



The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: . 

Yeas— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hicke*', Doyle, .McDonough, A. A. McCormick! 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson^ 
McNi'chols, Klauis, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner,' 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowskii 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewiez, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen! 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Tomun, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 6.3. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improvements be 
and it is hereby authorized to charge voucher for 
$150.00 in favor of A. M. McKay for services performed 
in October, 1916, to appropriations for expert services 
for the year 1917. 



Municipal Court: Additional Compensation under Con- 
tract for Printing Annual Report. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
allowing compensation for extra work performed under 
contract for printing annual report of the Municipal 
Court, deferred and published April 30, 1917, page 66. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough; A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski! 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewiez, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Chief Justice of the Municipal 
Court be and he is hereby authorized to allow extras 
amoutiting to $171.75 on the contract for printing the 
annual report of the Municipal Courts and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from appropriations 
heretofore made for the Municipal Courts, when prop- 
erly approved by the Chief Justice. 



Municipal Foundry: Purchase of Materials. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 

report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of f^ 

purchase of materials for the Municipal Foundry, de- « 

ferred and published April 30, 1917, page 66. ' 



The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas—Cough 1 in, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Mickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, 
McNiehols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Longr Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Glark--6'5. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to purchase, without ad- 
vertising, in the open market, materials for the Munici- 
pal Foundry, as may be required during the year 1917. 
Report of each purchase is to be submitted immediately 
to the Finance Committee of the City Council. 



Municipal Reduction Plant: Payment for Gasoline. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
payment for gasoline purchased during November, 
1916, for the municipal reduction plant, deferred and 
published April 30, 1917, page 66. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pafes the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna; Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNiehols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrae, 
' Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fischer, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— <)5. 

Nays — .None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
the Standard Oil Company the sum of Two Thousand 
Four Hundred Eighty-nine and Sixty-seven Hundredths 
($2,489.67) Dollars for one car of 10,331 gallons of de- 
greasing gasoline delivered by the above to the Munici- 
pal Reduction Plant in emergency on November 24, 1916. 
Same to be paid out of appropriations for 1917, Ac- 
• count 175-€-2, Supplies for the Extractor Plant, Bureau 
of Waste Disposal. 



Municipal Shops: Purchase of Truck. 



Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of a Barrett truck for the municipal shops, 
deferred and published April 30, 1917, page &6. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Y(.as_Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNiehols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 6.5. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 19th, 1917, , attached hereto to pur- 
chase one Barrett truck, model "B"-948, with hydraulic 
check, at not to exceed the sum of One Hundred Ten 
($110.00) Dollars, and charge same to Municipal Shops 
capital account. 



W. H. Myers: Refund of Special Assessment. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance on. a claim of W. 
H. Myers for a refund of special assessment for water 
service pipes, deferred and published April 30, 1917, 
page 66, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull-, Block, Johnson, 
McNiehols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski. 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski. Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son. Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue a 
voucher in favor of W, H. Myers in the sum of $52.16, 
being amount paid for installation of service pipes un- 
der special assessment warrant No. 41657 in lots 3, 4, 7 



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and 18, block 6, Myers' Subdivision, Section 14-38-13, 
when pipes had already been laid by private contract, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the same from 
Account 503 U, appropriations 1917. 



Police Repair Shops: Operation During March, 1917, 
(Amendment). 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of 
tlie report of the Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of amendment of an order passed March 19, 1917, 
authorizing operation of the police repair shops dur- 
ing the month of March, 1917, deferred and published 
April 30, 1917, page 67. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, Kerner. 
Borne, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steifen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne. 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos, J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by this 
Council on March 19th, 1917, and shown at page 3792 of 
the Council Proceedings of that date, authorizing the 
General Superintendent of Police to continue the opera- 
tion of the repair shops during March be and the same is 
hereby amended as follows: By striking out of the last 
line of said order "30 E" and inserting in lieu thereof 
"30 A 14", and by inserting after the words "during the 
month of March" the words "and one foreman of shops 
at $150.00 a month for the year 1917." 



9th and 24tli District Police Stations: Contract for Cell 
Work. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the • 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
contract for cell work at the 9th and 24th District 
Police Stations, deferred and published April 30, 1917, 
page 67. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuHerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 



Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, StefTenij 
Walkce, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, PretzelJ 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byriu',]| 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into contract, 
without further advertising, with the F. P. Smith Wire 
and Iron Works, for the construction and erection of 
cell work in the 9th District Police Station, located at 
91st street and Cottage Grove avenue, and in the 24th 
District Police Station,, located at Chicago and Lorel 
avenues, in accordance with the specifications on file in 
the Department of Public Works, using Laminated Steel 
in said construction, and at a cost of not to exceed $10,- 
987.00, for this work complete, payment to be made 
from an appropriation heretofore passed by the City 
Council, and published in the Annual Appropriation 
Bill for the year '1917. 



Bohemian Charitable Association: "Tag Day". 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of issuance of permit to the Bohemian Charitable As- 
sociation to conduct a "tag day", deferred and pub- 
lished April 30, 1917, page 67. 

The motion, prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Horne, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Bjrnc, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That there be and is hereby granted to the 
Bohemian Charitable Association the privilege of con- 
ducting a Tag Day in the 10th, 11th, 12th, 20th, 27th 
and 34th Wards of the City of Chicago on May 30, 1917, 
and the General Superintendent of Police and the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to issue the necessary per- 
mits therefor. 



Memorial Hospital: "Tag Day". 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance on a communica- 
tion from the Auxiliary to the Memorial Hospital re- 
questing permission to conduct a "tag day", deferred 
and published April 30i, 1917, page 67. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The' motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Ooughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNiohols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gulierton, Novak, Kerner. 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Liltier, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: . 

Ordered, That J.une 5th, 1917, be and the same is 
hereby set aside as Tag Day for the Memorial Hospital 
for the purpose of collecting funds to erect a hospital 
building and a base hospital unit for the Memorial Hos- 
pital, and that the General Superintendent of Police and 
the Commissioner of Public Works are hereby author- 
ized to issue necessary permits for said Tag Day. 



deposited if the cost exceeds said sum and the City to 
repay to the Trustees the difference between the $16,- 
000.00 so deposited and the actual cost, provided the 
cost is less than $16,000.00. The Trustees of the Cen- 
tral Manufacturing District to be charged by the City 
at regular meter rate for all water used by them or 
their tenants, successors or assigns passing through 
said main. The bills for such water shall be settled by 
the payment of one-half thereof in cash and one-half be 
credited upon the amount deposited by the said Manu- 
facturing District until such time as the total cost of 
said main shall have been refunded to the Trustees and 
thereafter the full amount of all bills shall be paid in 
cash. No interest shall be credited or allowed the Trus- 
tees on the amount so deposited with the City. 



Water Supply Pipe in W. 39th St.: Extension, from S. 
Paulina St. to Central Manufacturing District. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
extension of water supply pipe in West 39th street 
from South Paulina street to the Central Manufactur- 
ing District, deferred and published April 30, 1917, 
page 68. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Ooughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gulierton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. ^ 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into an agree- 
ment with the Central Manufacturing District for the 
laying of 24-inch water main in West 39th street from 
a connection with the 36-inch main now in Paulina 
street west to the center line of Robey street, the city 
to furnish the material and lay said water main, and 
the Trustees of the Central Manufacturing District to 
deposit with the city, before the work commences, the 
sum of Sixteen Thousand ($16,000'.00) Dollars, being 
the estimated cost of said work, additional money to be 



Premises Nos. .5522 and 5702 S. Racine Av.: Removal of 
Water Meters, 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance on o^rders for the 
removal of water meters from premises known as 
'5522 and 5702 South Racine avenue, deferred and pub- 
lished April 30, 1917, page 68. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order, authorizing removal of water meter 
from premises No. 5522 South Racine avenue. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Ooughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz. 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisiher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to remove the water meter 
from premises known as 5522 S. Racine Avenue, and 
to assess the water rates at frontage basis. 



Aid. Block moved to pass the order submitted with 
said report, authorizing removal of water meter from 
premises No. 5702 South Racine avenue. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Ooughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 






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Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Pyrne, 
Hrubeo, OToole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Mictiael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lyncli, Clark — 65. 
Nays — None. 

Tile following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Gonamissioner of Public Works 
be and is hereby authorized and directed to remove the 
water meter from premises 5702 South Racine avenue, 
and to assess the said premises for use of water by 
frontage rates. 



Water Supply Pipe in S. Crawford Av. 
to 400 Ft. South. 



Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance on an order for a 
water supply pipe in South Crawford avenue from 
present terminus south of West 33rd street to a point 
400 feet south thereof, deferred and published April 
30, 1917, page 68. 

The motioi^ prevailed. , 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report and to» 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Ooughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
lliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNic-hols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Kunz, Walkovviak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to lay a six- 
inch water main in Crawford avenue from the present 
terminal south of the south line of Thirty- third street 
to a point immediately north of the west branch of the 
south fork of the Chicago River, a distance of approxi- 
mately four hundred (400) feet, and establish thereon 
the necessary fire hydrants. Said main to be laid for 
fire protection. 



Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, 
McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, GuHerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Szymkowski, 
Itunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 65. 
Nays — None. 

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from W. 33rd St. "Home Rule" over Local Public Utilities: Enabling Act. *> 

Aid. Kerner moved to proceed to consideration of a 
joint report of the Committees on Local Transporta- 
tion and Judiciary on a Bill for an Act to provide for 
municipal control over local public utilities, deferred 
and published April 30, 1917, page'79. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kerner presented a Bill for an Act to provide ' 
for municipal control over local public utilities, and 
moved to substitute said Bill for the Bill recommended 
in said report. 



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The motion prevailed. 

Aid; Kerner moved to recommend said substitute Bill 
to the General Assembly of Illinois for enactment into 
law. 



Aid. Rodriguez presented the fol.lowing amendment .. i 
to said substitute Bill: Si^j 

Amend section two by adding after the word "com- -*' I 
mission" in the fourth line from the top of page 3 ! 
of said Bill the following: "and the method of recall 
of any such officer or member of such board or com- : 
mission". 

Aid. Rodriguez moved to adopt the foregoing amend- ; 
ment. ' ■ 



The motion prevailed. 






Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium: Investigation of 
Management. 

Aid. Block moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance on an order di- 
recting an investigation of the management of the 
Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, deferred and 
published April 30, 1917, page 68, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block moved to concur in said report. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz^ 
lliff, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, A, A. McCormick, 



Aid. Kunz moved to amend said substitute Bill fur- > 
ther by adding at the end of Section 23 thereof the 
following language: "upon terms and conditions for a 
period not to exceed twenty years". 

Aid. Capitain moved to lay said amendment on the 
table. 

The motion to lay on the table prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas^ — Norris, Anderson, lliff, Hickey, McDonough, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, cfullerton. Home, 
Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Kaindl, Walkowiak, Adam- 
kiewicz, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, 
Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Adamowski, 
Littler, Hrubec, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch,- 
Clark— 52. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Schwartz, Doyle, Johnson, ^ ^ 
Novak, Kerner, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, Kunz, Touhy, '(" 
Kennedy, Byrne, O'Toole, Long — 15. ', 



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said substitute Bill, as amended, the motion was 
carried unanimously. 
The following is said Bill as recommended: 

A BILL 

For An Act to authorize and empower cities now having, 
or which may hereafter have, a population of two 
hundred thousand (200,000) or more to regulate pub- 
He utilities within their limits. 

Be it enacted by the f*eople of the State of Illinois, rep- 
resented in the General Assembly: 

Section 1. Power over local utilities.) That any 
city of this State now having, or which may hereafter 
ifave, a population of two hundred thousand (200,000) 
or more shall have power and authority : 

(1) To determine and prescribe terms and condi- 
tions upon which any public utility may be permitted 
to occupy or use the streets, highways or other public 
property or operate in, upon, across, along, over or 
under the same within the city; but the exercise of such 
power as to granting the occupancy or use of streets, 
highways, or other public property, shall be subject to 
all laws of the State requiring frontage consents of 
abutting property owners; 

(2) To determine and prescribe safe and adequate 
:Jiervice within such city by any public utility operating 

therein and to regulate the quality, adequacy and safety 
of any service, product or commodity rendered or fur- 
nished within such city by any public utility operating 
therein; to require any such public utility to make such 
additions, extensions, repairs, improvements, locations 
re-locations or changes in or to its plant, equipment or 
property within such city and to provide such facili- 
ties as shall be reasonable and necessary in the interest 
of the public; and to designate the location and nature 
of all such additions, extensions, repairs, improvements, 
locations, re-locations, facilities or changes, the time 
within which they must be completed, and the manner 
in which they must be constructed; 

(3) To determine, and prescribe just and reasonable 
rates or other charges for any service, product or com- 
modity, rendered or furnished within such city by any 
public utility operating therein, and to prevent unjust 
and unreasonable discriminations in rates or other 
charges and in services within such city by any 
such public utility; the reasonableness of the rates 
charged or to be charged to the public by any such 
public utility shall be determined under and subject 
to the valid provisions of any ordinance of such city 
relating to such utility. 

(4) To examine public utilities operating within 
such city and to keep informed as to their condition, the 
manner and method of conducting their business, and 
their compliance with the provisions of law, with the 
requirements of their charters, franchises, licenses or 
permits, and with any order, ordinance, contract ordi- 
nance, direction, rule, regulation or requirement of 
such city^ 

(5) To adopt all reasonable and proper rules and 
regulations relative to the exercise of their powers, and 
to regulate the method and manner of all investigations 
and hearings and to alter' and amend the same; 



(6) To enforce within such cities the duties of 
public utilities respecting rates and service. 

Section 2. Boards or commissions.) Any of the 

powers of supervision or investigation herein confer- 
red on any such city or on any board or commission 
established under the authority of this Act may be ex- 
ercised by an officer or officers authorized by such city 
by ordinance. Any such city shall have power to es- 
tablish a board or boards or a commission or commis- 
sions to administer and execute the powers and au- 
thority given to such city by this Act. Any such board 
or commission or the officers and members thereof 
shall have such of the powers and shall discharge such 
of the duties specified in this Act as such city may by' 
ordinance provide. Such city may prescribe the method 
of appointment to any such office, board or commission, 
and the method of recall of any such officer or member 
of such board or commission, and the terin of any such 
officer or member of such board or commission; Pro- 
vided, that such term may be for any period fixed by 
ordinance not exceeding six years. The commission 
may, if authorized by such city, for the authentication 
of its records, process^and proceedings, adopt, keep and 
use a common seal of which seal judicial notice shall 
be taken in all courts of this state; and any process, 
writ, notice or other paper which the said commission 
may be authorized by law to issue shall be deemed suf- 
ficient if signed by the secretary of said commission 
and authenticated by such seal, if any; and all acts, 
orders, proceedings, rules, entries, minutes, schedules 
and records of said commission, and all reports a,,nd 
documents filed with said commission may be proved 
in any court of this state by a copy thereof certified to 
by the secretary of said commission with the seal, if 
any, of said commission attached. The commission 
shall sue and may be sued in the name of the city. 

Section 3. Valuation.) Any such city shall have 
power and authority to ascertain the value of the prop- 
erty of public utilities operating therein, and every fac- 
tor which may or does have any bearing on such value. 
In making such valuation, the city may avail itself of 
any information, books, documents or records in the 
possession of any office, department, board or commis- 
sion of the state or of any subdivision thereof. Such 
cities shall have power to make re-valuations from time 
to time and also to ascertain the value of all new con- 
struction, extensions and additions to the property of 
every such public utility. 

Provided that nothing in this section contained shall 
be deemed to confer power to make any change in the 
amount for which the property of any such public- 
utility can be purchased as fixed by or determined un- 
der any ordinance grant to such public utility. 

Section 4. Utilities to comply with the requests and 
obey orders of city.) ' Every public utility operating 
within- any such city shall furnish to the city all 
information required by it to carry into effect the pro- 
visions of this Act, and shall make specific answers to 
all questions submitted by the city and cause to be 
properly filled out and verified any blanks received 
from the city with directions to fill the same, so as to 
answer fully and correctly each, question therein pro- 
pounded. 

Whenever required by the city, every public utility 
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or all maps, profiles, centracts, reports, documents, 
books, accounts, papers and records in its possession or 
in any way relating to its property or affecting its busi- 
ness within such city, and inventories of its property in 
such form as the city may direct, or verified copies of 
any or all of the same. 

Every public utility operating within any such city 
shall obey and comply with each and every requirement 
of overy order, ordinance, contract ordinance, direction, 
rule or regulation, made or prescribed by the city in any 
way relating to its business as a public utility, and shall 
do everything necessary or proper to secure compliance 
with and observance of every such order, ordinance, 
contract ordinance, decision, direction, rule or regula- 
tion by or of its officers, agents and employes. 

Section 5. Other than public utility business.) 

In case anyiPublic utility operating within any such 
city is engaged in carrying on any business other than 
that of a public utility, the city may examine and in- 
spect the books, accounts, papers and records of such 
other business, in so far as may be necessary to exercise 
the power and jurisdiction of the city over such public 
utility. The city shall have power to inquire as to and 
determine the proper proportion of earnings, debts and 
expenses fairly or justly to be awarded or borne by the 
ownership, operation, management or control of such 
public utility as distinguished from such x)ther business, 
in so far as may be necessary to exercise its power and 
jurisdiction over such public utility. 

. Section 6. Copies of reports — ^Erroneous reports — - 
Penalties.) Every public utility operating within any 
such city shall file with the city copies of all re- 
ports made by such public utility to the State Public 
Utilities Commission of Illinois. The city shall have 
authority to require any such public utility to file 
monthly reports of earnings and expenses of such pub- 
lic utility and to file other periodical or special, or both 
periodical and special reports, concerning any matter 
about which the city is authorized by law to keep itself 
informed. All reports shall be under oath. 

When any report is erroneous or defective, or appears 
to the city to be erroneous or defective, the city may 
notify the public utility to amend its report within 
thirty (30) days and before or after the termination of 
such period the city may examine the officers, agents or 
employes, and books, records, accounts, vouchers, plant, 
equipment and property of such public utility and cor- 
rect such items in such report as upon such examina- 
tion the city may find defective or erroneous. 

Any public utility which fails to make and file any 
report called for by the city within the time it is 
lawfully required so to do, or to make specific answer to 
any question propounded by the city within the time it 
is lawfully required so to do, shall forfeit One Hundred 
($100.00) Dollars for each and every day it may be so 
in default." 

Any person who wilfully makes any false return or 
report to the city, and any person who aids or abets 
such person shall, upon conviction, be subject to im- 
prisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year or 
to a fine not exceeding One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dol- 
lars, or both, at the discretion of the court. 

Section 7. Notice to city on application for approval 
of securities.) Whenever any public utility operating 



or proposing to operate within any such city shall: 
make application to the State Public Utilities Com- ' 
mission of Illinois for the approval of any issue, sale, 
purchase or acquisition of stocks, stock certificates, 
bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness or for 
the approval of the capitalization of any merger or con- 
solidation of such public utility, with any other public 
utility, a notice of such application shall be given to the 
city by said State Public Utilities Commission of Illinois, 
and the city shall receive notice and be entitled to ap- 
pear and to present evidence and to be heard at the 
hearing held by said State Publia Utilities Commission^' 
of Illinois on any such application. 

Section 8. Intercorporate relations.) Unless the 
consent of the city is first obtained : 

(1) No two or more public utilities, one or more of 
which may be operating or proposing to operate within 
any such city, may enter into contracts with each other 
that will enable such public utilities to operate their 
lines or plants vv^ithin such city in connection with each 
other; 

(2) No public utility may by merger, consolidation, 
purchase, lease or in any other manner acquire the 
right to exercise the franchises, licenses, or permits, or 
to operate the plant, equipment, business or other prop- 
erty of any other public utility within any such city; 

(3) No public utility operating within any such city 
may assign, transfer, lease, mortgage, sell or otherwise 
dispose of the whole or any part of its franchises, 
licenses, permits, plant, equipment, business or any 
other property within such city; but this shall not be 
construed to prevent the sale, lease, assignment or trans- 
fer without such consent in the due and ordinary course ■ 
of business of any property which is not necessary or 
useful in the performance of its duties to the public. | 

Such consent and approval may be upon such terms » 
and conditions as the city in its discretion shall pre- 
scribe, but shall not be construed to revive or validate 
any lapsed or invalid franchise, license, permit or right, 
or to enlarge or add to the powers and privileges con- 
tained in the grant of any franchise, license, permit, or 
right or to waive any forfeiture. Any action taken con- ^ 
trary to the provisions of this Section shall be void. 

Section 9. General duties of public utilities.) All 

rates or other charges made, demanded or received by 
any public utility, or by any two or more public utili- 
ties, for any product or commodity furnished or to be 
furnished or 'for any service rendered or to be ren- 
dered sihall be just and reasonable. Every unjust or 
unreasonable charge made, demanded or received for 
such product or commodity or service is hereby pro- 
hibited and declared unlawful. 

Every public utility shall furnish, provide and main- 
tain such service, instrumentalities, equipment and 
facilities as shall promote the safety, health, comfort 
and convenience of its patrons, employes, and the pub- , 
lie, and as shall be in all respects adequate, efficient,] 
just and reasonable. 

All rules and regulations made by a public utility 
aff"ecting or pertaining to its charges or service to the 
public shall be just and reasonable. 

Section 10. Filing schedule of rates.) Every public 
utility shall file with the city and shall print 
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all rates and other charges and classifications, which 
are in force at the time for any product or commodity- 
furnished or to be furnished by it, or for any service 
performed by it or for any service in connection there- 
with, or performed by any public utility controlled or 
operated by it.^ Every public utility shall file with and 
as a part of such schedule and shall state separately all 
rules, regulations, privileges and contracts that in any 
manner affect the rates charged or to be charged for 
any such service. Such schedule shall be filed for all 
services performed wholly or partly within such city. 
But nothing in this section shall prevent the city from 
approving or fixing rates or other charges or classifica- 
tions from time to time, in excess of or less than those 
shown by said schedules. 

Where a schedule of joint rates or other charges, or 
classifications is or may be in force between two or 
more public utilities, such schedules shall in like man- 
ner be printed and filed with the city and so much 
thereof as the city shall deem necessary for the use 
of the public shall be filed in every station or office of 
such public utility in accordance with the terms of 
this act. Unless otherwise ordered by the city a sched- 
ule showing such joint rates or other charges, or classi- 
fication need not be filed with the city by more than 
one of the parties to it: Provided, that there is also 
filed with the city a concurrence in such schedule by 
each of the other parties thereto. 

Every public utility shall file with the city copies of 
all contracts, agreements or arrangements with other 
public utilities, in relation to any service, product or 
commodity affected by the provisions of this act, to 
which it may be a party, and copies, of all other con- 
tracts, agreements or arrangements with any other 
person or corporation affecting in the judgment of the 
city the cost to such public utility of any service, pro- 
duct or commodity. 

SEGtiON 11. Form of schedules.) The city may deter- 
mine and prescribe the form in which the schedules 
required by this act to be filed with the city and to be 
kept open to public inspection shall be prepared and 
arranged, and may change the form from time to time 
if it shall be found expedient: Provided, however, that 
the city shall endeavor to have such form or forms pre- 
scribed by it conform so far as practicable to any simi-. 
lar form or forms prescribed by the State Public Utili- 
ties Commission of Illinois. 

Section 12. No service to be rendered until schedules 
filed.) No public utility shall undertake to perform any 
service or to furnish any product or commodity within 
such city unless or until the rates and other charges 
and classifications, rules and regulations relating there- 
to, applicable to such service, product or commodity, 
have been filed and published in accordance with the 
provisions of this Act: Provided, that in cases of 
emergency, a service, product or commodity not speci- 
fically covered by the schedules filed, may be perform- 
ed or furnished at a reasonable rate, which rate shall 
forthwith be filed and shall be subject to review in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of this act. 

Section 13. Changes of rates.) Unless the city other- 
wise orders, no change shall be made by any public 
utility in any rate or other charge or classification, or 
in any rule, regulation, practice or contract relating to 
or affecting any rate or other charge, classification or 



service, or in any privilege or facility except after 
thirty days' notice to the city and to the public as here- 
in provided. Such notice shall be given by filing with 
the city and keeping open for public inspection new 
schedules or supplements stating plainly the change or 
changes to be made in the schedule or schedules then 
in force, and the time when the change or changes will 
go into effect. The city for good cause shown, may al- 
low changes without requiring the thirty days' notice 
herein provided for, by an order specifying the changes 
so to be made and the time when they shall take effect, 
and the manner in which they shall be filed ancl pub- 
lished. When any change is proposed in any rate or 
.other charge, or classification, or in any rule, regula- 
tion, practice, or contract relating to or affecting any 
rate or other charge, classification or sei-vice, or in any 
privilege or facility, such proposed changes shall be 
plainly indicated on the new schedule filed with the 
city by some character to be designated by the city, im- 
mediately preceding or following the item. 

No public utility shall increase any rate or other 
charge, or so alter any classification, contract, practice, 
rule or regulation as to result in any increase in any 
rate or other charge, under any circumstances what- 
soever, except upon a showing before the city and a 
finding by the city that such increase is justified. 

Whenever there shall be filed with the city any 
schedule stating an individual or joint rate or other 
charge, classification, contract, practice, rule or regu- 
lation, the city shall have power, and it is hereby given 
authority, either upon complaint or upon its own ini- 
tiative without complaint, at once, and if it so orders, 
without answer or other formal pleadings by the in- 
terested public utility or utilities, but upon reasonable 
notice, to enter upon a hearing concerning the propriety 
of such rate or other charge, classification, contract, 
practice, rule or regulation, and pending the hearing and 
the decision thereon, such rate or other charge, classi- 
fication, contract, practice, rule or regulation shall not 
go into effect: Provided, that the period of suspension 
of such rate or other charge, classification, contract, 
practice, rule or regulation shall not extend more than 
one hundred and twenty days beyond the time when 
such rate or other charge, classification, contract, 
practice, rule or regulation would otherwise go into ef- 
fect unless the city, in its discretion, extends the period 
of suspension for a further period not exceeding six 
months. On such* hearing the city shall establish the 
rates or other charges, classifications, contracts, prac- 
tices, rules or regulations proposed, in whole or 
in part, or others in lieu thereof, which it shall find to 
be just and reasonable. All such rates or other charges, 
classifications, contracts, practices, rules or regulations 
not so suspended shall, on the expiration of thirty days 
from the time of filing the same with the city, or of 
such lesser time as the city may grant, go into effect 
and be established and effective rates or other charges, 
classifications, contracts, practices, rules and regula- 
tions, subject to the power of the city after a hearing 
had on its own motion or upon complaint, as herein 
provided, to alter or modify the same. Within thirty 
days after such changes have been authorized by the 
city, copies of the new or revised schedules shall be 
posted or filed in accordance with the terms of this 
act, in such a manner that all changes shall be plainly 
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Section 14. Charging more or less than published 
rate.) Except as herein otherwise provided, no public 
utility shall charge, demand, collect or receive a greater 
or less or different compensation for any product, or 
commodity furnished or to be furnished wholly within 
such city, or for any service rendered or to be ren- 
dered wholly within such city, than the rates or 
other charges applicable to such product or com- 
modity or service as specified in its schedules on file 
and in effect at the time, except as otherwise herein 
provided, nor shall any such public utility refund or 
remit, directly or indirectly, in any manner or by any 
device, any portion of the rates or other charges so 
specified, nor extend to any corporation or person any 
form of contract or agreement or any rule or regula- 
tion or any facility or privilege except such as are 
regularly and uniformly extended to all corporations 
and persons. 

Section 141/2. Discrimination forbidden.) No public 
utility shall, as to rates or other charges, services, 
facilities or in any other respect, make or grant any 
preference or advantage to any corporation or person 
or subject any corporation or person to any prejudice 
or disadvantage. No public utility shall establish or 
maintain any unreasonable difference as to rates or 
other charges, services, facilities, or in any other re- 
spect, either as between localities or as between classes 
of service. 

Every public utility shall, upon reasonable notice, 
furnish to all persons who may apply therefor and be 
reasonably entitled thereto, suitable facilities and 
service, without discrimination and without delay. 

Section 15.* Discrimination — rebates, etc) No 

public utility, or any officer or agent thereof, or any 
person acting for or employed by it, shall, directly 
or indirectly, by any device or means whatsoever, 
suffer or permit any corporation or person to obtain 
any service, commodity, or product at less than the 
rate or other charge then established and in force 
as shown by the schedules filed and in effect at the 
time. No person or corporation shall, directly or in- 
directly, by any device or means whatsoever, whether 
with or without the consent or connivance of a public 
utility or any of its officers, agents, or employes, seek 
to obtain or obtain any service, commodity, or product 
at less than the rate or other charge then established 
atid in force therefor. 

Section 16. City to fix rates and regulations.) When- 
ever such city, after a hearing had upon its own 
motion or upon complaint, shall find that the rates or 
other charges, or classifications, or any of them de- 
manded, observed, charged or collected by any public 
utility for any service or product or commodity wholly 
within such city or in connection therewith, includ- 
ing the rates or fares for excursion or commutation 
tickets, or that the rules, regulations, contracts, or 
practices, or any of them, affecting such rates or other 
charges, or classifications, or any of them, are unjust,, 
unreasonable, discriminatory or preferential, or in 
anywise in violation of any provision of law, or that 
such rates or other charges, or classifications are in- 
sufficient, the city shall determine the just, reasonable 
or sufficient rates or other charges, classifications, 
rules, regulations, contracts or practices to be there- 
after observed and in force, and shall fix the same by 
order as hereinafter provided. 



Section 17. Control over joint rates.) Whenever the 
city after a hearing had upon its own motion or upon 
complaint, shall find that the rates or other charges, 
or classifications in force over two or more common 
carriers, between any two points in such city, are un- 
just, unreasonable or excessive, or that no satisfactory 
through route or. joint rate or other charge, or classifi- 
cation exists between such points, and that the public 
convenience and necessity demand the establishment 
of a through route and joint rate or other charge, or 
classification between such points, the city may order 
such common carriers to establish such through route 
and may establish and fix a joint rate or other charge, 
or classification which will be just and reasonable, to 
be followed, charged, enforced, demanded and collected 
in the future, and the terms and conditions under 
which such through route shall be operated. In case 
the common carriers do not agree upon the division . 
between them of the joint rates or other charges es- 
tablished by the city over such through routes, the 
city shall, after hearing, by supplemental order, estab- jj 
lish such division. ^ JB*! 

The city shall also have power, after a hearing had 
upon its own motion or upon complaint, to order any 
other public utilities to establish and fix reasonable 
and sufficient joint rates or other charges, or classifi- 
cations. In case such public utilities do not agree 
upon the division between them of such joint rates 
or other charges the city shall, after hearing, estab- 
lish such division by supplemental order. 

Section 18. Intercity rates.) The city shall have 
the power to investigate all existing or proposed rates 
or other charges, and classifications respecting service 
between points within and points outside such city, 
and all rules and practices in relation thereto, of any 
public utility, where any act in relation thereto shall 
take place within such city; and when the same are, 
in the opinion of the city, excessive or discriminatory 
or in violation of an act entitled "An Act 4o provide 
for the regulation of Public Utilities," approved June 
30, 1913, and acts amendatory thereof or in conflict 
with the rulings, orders or regulations of the State 
Public Utilities Commission of Illinois, the city may 
apply by petition or otherwise to the State PubHc 
Utilities Commission of Illinois or to any court of 
competent jurisdiction for relief. 

Section 19. Telephone and telegraph connections.) 

Whenever the city, after a hearing had upon its own 
motion or upon complaint, shall determine that pub- 
lic convenience and necessity require a physical con- 
nection for the establishment of a continuous line of 
communication within such city between any two or 
more public utilities for the conveyance of messages 
or conversations, the city may, by order, require that 
such connection be made. If such public utilities do 
not agree upon the division between them of the cost 
of such physical connection or connections, the city , 
shall have authority, after further hearing, to estab- 
lish such division by supplemental order. 

Section 20. Joint use of facilities.) Whenever the 
city, after a hearing had upon its own motion or upon 
complaint, shall find that public convenience and 
necessity require the use by one public utility of the 
conduits, subways, tracks, wires, poles, pipes or other 
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or under any street or highway, belonging to another 
public utility, and that such use will not prevent ihe 
owner or other users thereof from performing their 
public duties nor result in irreparable injury to such 
owner or other users of such conduits, subways, tracks, 
wires, poles, pipes or other property or equipment, or 
in any substantial detriment to the service, and that 
such public utilities have failed to agree upon such 
use, or the terms and conditions or compensation for 
the' same, the city may, by order, direct that such use 
be permitted and prescribe a reasonable compensation 
and reasonable terms and conditions for such joint 
use. If such use be directed, the public utility to 
whom the use is permitted shall be liable to the owner 
or other users of such conduits, subways, tracks, wires, 
poles, pipes, or other property or equipment, for such 
damage as may result therefrom to the property of 
such owner or other users thereof. 

Section 21. Facilities, etc. — power of city to require.) 

Whenever the city after a hearing had upon its own 
motion or upon complaint, shall And that the rules, 
regulations, practices, equipment, appliances, facili- 
ties or service of any public utility, or the methods 
of manufacture, distribution, transmission, storage or 
supply employed by it, are unjust, unreasonable, un- 
safe, improper, inadequate or insufficient, the city 
shall determine the just, reasonable, safe, proper, ade- 
quate or sufficient rules, regulations, practices, equip- 
ment, appliances, facilities, service or methods to be 
observed, furnished, constructed, enforced or employed 
with respect to such service wholly within such city, 
and shall fix the same by its order, decision, rule or 
regulation. The city shall prescribe rules and regu- 
lations for the performance of any service or the fur- 
nishing of any commodity of the character furnished 
or supplied by any public utility. 

Section 22. Additions and new structures — joint 
construction.) Whenever the city after a hearing had 
upon its own motion or upon complaint, shall find that 
additions, extensions, repairs or improvements to, or 
changes in, the existing plant, equipment, apparatus, 
facilities or other physical property of any public 
utility or of any two or more public utilities ought 
reasonably to be made, or that a new structure or 
structures should be erected, to promote the security 
or convenience of its employes or the public, or in 
any other way to secure adequate service or facilities 
wholly within such city, the city shall make and' serve 
an order directing that such additions, extensions, re- 
pairs, improvements or changes to be made or such 
structure or structures, be erected in the manner and 
within the time specified in said order. If any addi- 
tions, extensions, repairs, improvements or changes, 
or any new structure or structures which the city has 
ordered to be erected, require joint action by two or 
more public utilities, the city shall notify the said 
public utilities that such additions, extensions, re- 
pairs, improvements or changes or new structure or 
structures have been ordered and that the same shall 
be made at the joint cost whereupon the said public 
utilities shall have such reasonable time as the city 
may grant within which to agree upon the portion or 
division of cost of such additions, extensions, repairs, 
improvements or changes or new structure or struc- 
tures, which each shall bear. If at the expiration of 
such time such public utilities shall fail to file with 



the city a statement that an agreement has been made 
for a division or apportionment of the cost or expense 
of such additions, extensions, repairs, improvements 
or changes, or new structure or structures, the city 
shall have authority, after further hearing, to make 
an order fixing the proportion of such cost or expense 
to be borne by each public utility and the manner 
in which the same shall be paid pr secured. 

Section 23. Conditions in contracts for public utility 
services.) The city is authorized to make rules and 
regulations concerning the conditions to be contained 
in and become a part of contracts for public utility 
services, and any and all services concerning the same, 
or connected therewith. 

Section 24. Standards of service.) The city shall 
have power to ascertain, determine and fix for each 
kind of public utility suitable and convenient stand- 
ard commercial units of service, product or commodity 
which units shall be lawful units for the purposes of 
this Act; to ascertain, determine and fix adequate and 
serviceable standards for the measurement of quantity, 
quality, pressure, initial voltage or other condition 
pertaining to the performing of its service or to the 
furnishing of its product or commodity by any public 
utility, and to prescribe reasonable regulations for 
examining, measuring and testing such service, prod- 
uct or commodity, and to establish reasonable rules, 
regulations, specifications and standards to secure the 
accuracy of all meters and appliances for examining, 
measuring, or testing such service, product or com- 
modity. The city may purchase such materials, ap- 
paratus and standard measuring instruments as it 
deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this 
section. 

The city shall provide for the inspection of the 
manner in which every public utility conforms to the 
reasonable regulations prescribed by the city for ex- 
amining, measuring and testing its service, product or 
commodity, and the city may supplement such in- 
spections by examining, measuring and testing the 
service, product or commodity of any public utility. 
Any consumer or user may have tested any appliance 
for examining, measuring or testing any such service, 
product or commodity upon payment of the fees fixed 
by the city. The city shall declare and establish rea- 
sonable fees to be paid for examining and testing such 
appliances on the request of consumers or users, the 
fee to be paid by the consumer or user at the time of 
his request, but to be paid by the public utility and 
repaid to the consumer or user if the measuring ap- 
pliance be found unreasonably defective or incorrect 
to the disadvantage of the consumer or user. 

The city, its officers, agents, experts or inspectors 
and employes shall have power to enter upon any 
premises occupied by any public utility for the pur- 
pose of making the- examinations and tests provided 
in this act, and to set up and use on such premises any 
apparatus and appliances and occupy reasonable space 
therefor. 

Section 25. Certificate of convenience and necessity.) 

No public utility shall begin the construction of any 
new plant, equipment, property or facility which is' 
not in substitution of any existing plant, equipment, 
property or faculties or in extension thereof or in 
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and until it shall have been obtained from the city a 
certificate that public convenience and necessity re- 
quire such construction. 

No public utility not owning any city or village 
franchise nor engaged in performing any public ser- 
vice or in furnishing any product or commodity within 
such city at the time this Act goes into effect shall 
transact any business in such city until it shall have 
obtained a certificate from such city that public con- 
venience and necessity require the transaction of such 
business. 

Whenever after a hearing the city determines that 
any new construction or the transaction of any busi- 
ness by a public utility will promote the public con- 
venience and is necessary thereto it shall have the 
power to issue certificates of public convenience and 
necessity. 

Such certificates may be altered or modified by the 
city, upon its own motion or upon application by the 
person or corporation affected. Unless exercised 
within a period of two years from the grant thereof 
authority conferred by a certificate of convenience and 
necessity issued by the city shall be null and void. 

Section 26. Safety of plant, appliances, etc., railroad 
track, etc.) The city shall have power, after a hearing 
and upon its own motion or upon complaint, by gen- 
eral or special orders, rules or regulations or other- 
wise, to require every public utility to maintain and 
operate its plant, equipment or other property within 
such city in such manner as to promote and safeguard 
the health and safety of its employes, passengers, 
customers, and the public, and to this end to pre- 
scribe, among other things, the installation, use, main- 
tenance and operation of appropriate safety or other 
devices or appliances, including interlocking and other 
protective devices at grade crossings or junctions and 
block or other systems of signalling, to establish uni- 
form or other standards of equipment, and to xequire 
the performance of any other act which the health or 
safety of its employes, passengers, customers or the 
public may demand. 

Whenever it shall come to the knowledge of the city 
that the equipment or appliances, or the apparatus, 
track, bridges, trestles or other structures of any com- 
mon carrier are out of repair or in an unsafe condition, 
it shall, after an investigation, give notice in writing 
to the common carrier of the improvements and 
changes deemed necessary to place the same in a safe 
condition, and shall recommend to the common carrier 
that it make such repairs, changes, improvements or 
new constructions as the city shall deem necessary to 
the safety of persons and property being transported 
thereon. The city shall give such common carrier an 
opportunity for a full hearing, and unless the common 
carrier shall satisfy the city that no action is required 
to be taken with respect to any or all of such matters 
the city shall fix a time within which repairs, changes, 
improvements or new constructions deemed by it nec- 
essary shall be made. The city may also prescribe the 
rate of speed for trains or cars passing over defective 
tracks, bridges, trestles, or other structures until re- 
pairs or new constructions required are made; and may, 
if, in its opinion, it is needful or proper, forbid the 
running of trains or cars over any defective track, 



bridge, trestle or other structure until the same be re- 
paired and placed in a safe condition. 

Section 27. Eminent domain.) When necessary for 
the construction of any alterations, additions, exten- 
sions or improvements ordered or authorized under 
this Act, any public utility may enter upon, take or 
damage private property in the manner provided for'- 
by the law of eminent domain. 

Section 28. Reports of accidents.) Every public 
utility operating within any such city shall promptly 
file with the city such report or reports of accidents to, 
on, in or about its plant, line, track, equipment or other 
property as such city may prescribe: Provided, that 
no such report filed with the city shall be admitted in 
evidence in any action based on or arising out of the 
loss of life, or injury to person or property in this sec- 
tion referred to. 

Section 29. Transfers.) -Whenever any such city-j 
after a hearing, shall find that the rules, regulations" 
and practices of any public utility engaged in the trans- 
portation of persons, or two or more such public utili- 
ties, operating therein, as to the use of transfer tickets 
for the transportation of persons over two or more lines 
of such common carrier or common carriers on pay- ■ 
ment of a single fare, are unjust and unreasonable, or 
that no transfer privileges are in force over such lines, 
the city shall have power to determine and prescribe 
just and reasonable regulations for the issuance and 
use of such transfer tickets, and may, in its discretion, 
prescribe the number of successive transfer tickets to 
be given to a passenger paying a single fare, and pro- 
vide for the proper use and place of use by each pas- 
senger of such transfer tickets issued for a single fare' 
for one continuous trip over the lines of such common 
carrier, or common carriers.' 

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Section 30. Greater charge may not be made for ' 
less service.) No public utility operating within any 
such city, shall without the consent of the city, charge 
or receive any greater compensation in the aggregate 
for a lesser commodity, product or service than for 
a greater commodity, product or service of like char- •■ 
acter. 

Section 31. Track connections.) Whenever any . 
such city shall find, after a hearing had upon complaint, ' 
or upon its own motion, that the public convenience 
and necessity would be subserved by having track con- 
nections made within the city between any two or more 
local railroad lines, the city shall have authority to 
order physical connection at any or all crossings, and 
at all points within the city where a local railroad 
shall begin or terminate at or near any other local 
railroad, so that the cars of such local railroad may 
be speedily transferred from one local railroad to the 
other, to the end that through routes and joint rates 
may be established, and shall have power to order 
whether the expense thereof shall be borne jointly 
by the public utilities owning, controlling or operating 
such local railroads, or otherwise. 

Section 32. Adequacy of transportation service.) 

Whenever any such city, after hearing had upon its own 
motion or upon complaint, shall find that within such 
city any public utility engaged in the transportation 
of persons or property and operating therein, does not 
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icles of transportation; or possess or use sufficient mo- 
tive power, reasonably to accommodate the traffic.pas- 
senger or freight, transported by or offered for trans- 
portation to it, or does not run its cars or other vehicles 
of transportation with sufficient frequency or at a rea- 
sonable or proper time, having regard to safety, or 
does not stop the same at proper places, or does not 
pun any car or cars or other vehicles of transporta- 
tion upon a reasonable time schedule for the run, or 
otherwise reasonably accommodate and transport traf- 
fic, such city shall have power to direct any such pub- 
lic' utility to increase the number of its cars or other 
vehicles of transportation or its motive power or to 
change the time for starting its cars or other vehicle's 
of transportation or to change the time schedule for 
the run of any car or other vehicle of transportation, 
or to change the stopping place or places thereof, or 
to put into effect any other requirement reasonably 
necessary to accommodate and transport the traffic, 
passenger or freight, transported or offered for trans- 
portation within such city. 

Section 33. City ordinances prima facie reasonable.) 

Any ordinance, order, direction, rule or regulation is- 
sued under the authority of this act, establishing rates 
or other charges for any public utility, or establishing 
regulations as to additions, extensions, repairs, im- 
provements, locations, relocations, facilities or changes, 
or as to the quantity, quality or safety of any s^i-vice. 
product or commodity within the limits of the city for 
any public utility shall be and be deemed to be prima 
facie reasonable. 

Section 34. Investigations and hearings.) Any Com- 
mission established under the provisions of this Act, or 
any member or officer thereof designated by the Com- 
mission, shall have power to hold investigations, in- 
quiries and hearings concerning any matters covered 
by the provisions of this Act, within such city, or by any 
other Acts relating to public utilities within such city, 
subject to. such rules and regulations as the Commis- 
sion may establish. In the conduct of any investigation, 
inquiry or hearing neither the Commission nor any 
commissioner or officer of the Commission shall be 
bound by the technical rules of evidence, and no in- 
formality in any proceeding or in the manner of taking 
testimony before the Commission, any commissioner or 
an officer of the Commission shall invalidate any order, 
decision, rule or regulation made, approved, or con- 
firmed by the Commission. All hearings conducted by 
the Commission shall be open to the public. 

Each commissioner, the secretary of the Commission, 
and every officer of the Commission designated by it to 
hold any inquiry, investigation or hearing, shall have 
power to administer oaths and affirmations, certify to ' 
all official acts, issue subpoenas, compel the attendance 
angl testimony of witnesses, and the production of 
papers, books, accounts and documents. 

Section 35. Testimony — immunity.) No person 
shall be excused from testimony or from producing any 
papers, books, accounts or documents in any investiga- 
tion or inquiry or upon any hearing ordered by any such 
Commission, when ordered to do so by the Commission 
or any commissioner, or officer of the Commission, upon 
the ground that the testimony or evidence, documentary 
or otherwise, may tend to incriminate him or subject 
him to a penalty or forfeiture. But no person shall be 



prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture 
for or on account of any transaction, matter or thing 
concerning which he may testify or produce evidence, 
documentary or otherwise, before the Commission or a 
commissioner or an officer of the Commission: Pro- 
vided, that such immunity shall extend only to a natural 
person, who in obedience to a subpoena, gives testimony 
under oath or produces evidence, documentary or 
otherwise under oath. No person so testifying shall be 
exempt from prosecution and punishment for perjury 
committed in so testifying. 

Section 36. Attendance of witnesses — production of 
papers.) All subpoenas issued under the terms of this 
Act may be served by any person of full age. The fees 
of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same 
as fees of witnesses before the Circuit Courts of this 
State, such fees to be paid when the witness is excused 
from further attendance, when the witness is sub- 
poenaed at the instance of the Commission or any 
commissioner; and the disbursements made in the pay- 
ment of such fees shall be audited and paid in the 
manner provided for by the city. Whenever a subpoena 
is issued at the instance of a complainant, respondent, 
or other party to any proceeding before the Commis- 
sion, the Commission may require that the cost of 
service thereof and the fee of the witness shall be 
borne by the party at whose instance the witness is 
summoned, and the Commission shall have power, in its 
discretion, to require a deposit to cover the cost of such 
service and witness fees and the payment of the legal 
witness fee and mileage to the witness when served with 
subpoena. A subpoena issued as aforesaid shall be 
served in the same manner as a subpoena issued out of 
a court of record. 

Any person who shall be served with a subpoena to 
appear and testify, or to produce books, papers, ac- 
counts or documents, issued by the Commission or by 
any commissioner or officer of the Commission, in the 
course of an inquiry, investigation or hearing conducted 
under any of the provisions of this Act, and who shall 
refuse or neglect to appear, or to testify, or to produce 
books, papers, accounts and documents relevant to 
said inquiry, investigation or hearing as commanded 
in such subpoena, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 

Any Circuit Court of this State, or any judge thereof, 
either in term time or vacation, upon application of 
the Commission, or a commissioner or officer of the 
Commission, may, in his discretion, compel the atten- 
dance of witnesses, the production of books, papers, 
accounts and. documents, and the giving of testimony 
before the commission, or before any such commis- 
sioner or officer, by an attachment for contempt or 
• otherwise, in the same manner as production of evi- 
dence may be compelled before said court. 

The Commission or a commissioner or any officer of 
the Commission or any party may in any investigation 
or hearing before the Commission, cause the deposition 
of witnesses residing within or without the State to be 
taken in the manner prescribed by law for like depo- 
sitions in civil actions in the courts of this State and 
to that end may compel the attendance of witnesses 
and the production of papers, books, accounts, and 
documents. 

The Commission may require, by order served on any 
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service of orders, the production within this State at 
. such time and place as it may designate, of any books, 
accounts, papers or documents kept by any public 
utility operating within this State in any office or 
place without this State, or, at its option, verified copies 
in lieu hereof, so that an examination thereof may be 
made by the Commission or under its direction. 

Section 37. Right to inspect books and property and 
to examine agents of public utilities.) The Commission, 
each commissioner and each officer and person em- 
ployed by the Commission shall have' the right, at any 
and all times, to inspect the papers, books, accounts 
and documents, plant, equipment or other property of 
any public utility, and the Commission, each commis- 
sioner and any officer of the Commission authorized to 
administer oaths shall have power to examine under 
oath any officer, agent or employe of such public util- 
ity in relation to any matter within the jurisdiction of 
the Commission : Provided, that any person other than 
a Commissioner demanding such inspection shall pro- 
duce under the, seal, if any, of the Commission his au- 
thority to make such inspection: And, provided, 
further, that a written record of the testimony or 
statement so given under oath shall be made and filed 
with the Commission. Information so obtained shall 
not be admitted in evidence or used in any proceeding 
'except in proceedings provided for in this Act. 

Section 38. Complaints— notice.) Complaint may 
be made by the Commission, on its own motion or by 
any person or corporation, chamber of commerce, board 
of trade, or any industrial, commercial, mercantile, 
agricultural or manufacturing society, or any body 
politic or municipal corporation by petition or com- 
plaint in writing, set forth any act or thing done or 
omitted to be done in .violation, or claimed to be in 
violation, of any provision of this Act, or of any order 
or rule of the Commission. All matters upon which 
complaint may be founded may be joined in one hear- 
ing, and no motion shall be entertained against a com- 
plaint for misjoinder of complaints or grievances or 
misjoinder of parties; and in any review by the courts 
of orders of the Commission the same rule shall ap- 
ply and pertain with regard to the joinder of com- 
plaints and parties as herein provided. No complaint 
shall be dismissed because of the absence of direct 
damage to the complainant. 

Upon the filing of a complaint the Commission shall 
cause a copy thereof to be served upon the person or 
corporation complained of, which shall be accompanied 
by a notice requiring that the complaint be satisfied 
and answered within, a reasonable time to be specified 
by the Commission, or within the discretion of the 
Commission, by a notice fixing a time when and place 
where a hearing will be had upon such complaint. 
Notice of the time and place shall also be given to the 
complainant and to such other persons as the Com- 
mission shall deem necessary. The Commission shall 
have authority to hear and investigate any complaint, 
notwithstanding the fact that the person or corporation 
complained of may have satisfied the complaint. 

The time fixed for such hearing shall not be less 
than ten days after the date of the service of such no- 
tice and complaint except as herein provided. Service 
in all hearings, investigations, and proceedings before 
the. Commission may be made upon any person upon 



whom a summons may be served in accordance witll 
the provisions of an Act entitled, "An Act in relation to' 
practice and procedure in courts of record," approved 
June 3, 1907, in force July 1, 1907, and may be made 
personally or by mailing same in the United States 
mail in a sealed envelope, registered, with postage pre- 
paid. The provisions of this section as to notice shall 
apply to all hearings held by the Commission or under 
its authority. 

Any public utility shall have a right to complain on 
any of the grounds upon which complaints are allowed 
to be filed by other parties, and the same procedure 
shall be adopted and followed as in other cases, except 
that the complaint may be heard ex parte by the Com- 
mission or may be served upon any parties designated 
by the Commission. 

Section 39. Hearings — orders — ^record — copies of 
official documents and orders.) At the time fixed for. 
any hearing upon a complaint, the complainant and the 
person or corporation complained of, and such persons 
or corporations as the Commission may allow to inter- 
vene, shall be entitled to be heard and to introduce evi- 
dence. The Commission shall issue process to force 
the attendance of all necessary witnesses. At the con- 
clusion of such hearing the Commission shall make and 
render findings concerning the subject matter and facts 
inquired into and enter its order based thereon. A 
copy'of such order, certified under the seal of the Com- 
mission, shall be served upon the person or corpora- 
tion complained of, or his or its attorney, which order 
shall, of its own force, take effect and become operative 
twenty days after the service thereof, except as other- 
wise provided, and shall continue in force either for a 
period which may be designated therein or until 
changed or abrogated by the Commission. Where an 
order cannot, in the judgment of the Commission, be 
complied with within twenty days, the Commission 
may prescribe such additional time as in its judgment 
is reasonably necessary to comply with the order, an^ 
may, on application and for good cause shown, extend 
the time for compliance fixed in its order. A full and 
complete record shall be preserved of all proceedings 
had before the Commission, or any member therof, on 
any formal hearing had, and all testimony shall be 
taken down by a stenographer appointed by the Com- 
mission, and the parties shall be eiititled to be heard in 
person or by attorney. 

In case of an appeal from any order or decision of 
the Commission, under the terms of this Act, a tran- 
script of such testimony, together with all exhibits or 
copies thereof introduced and all information secured 
by the Commission on its own initiative and considered 
by it in rendering its order or decision, and of the 
pleadings, records and proceedings in the case, shall 
constitute the record of the Commission: Provided, 
that on appeal from an order or decision of the Cdm- 
mission, the person or corporation taking the appeal 
and the Commission may stipulate that a certain ques- 
tion or certain questions alone and a specified portion 
only of the evidence shall be certified to the court for 
its judgment, whereupon such stipulation and the ques- 
tion or questions and the evidence therein specified 
shall constitute the record on appeal. 

Copies of all official documents and orders filed or 
deposited according to. law with any such city and cer- 
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tary of any such Commission, to be true copies of the 
originals, under the official seal of the city, or of the 
Commission, if it have one, shall be evidence in like 
manner as the originals. 

In any matter concerning which the Commission is 
authorized to hold a hearing, upon complaint or appli- 
cation or upon its own motion, notice shall be given to 
the public utility and to such other interested persons 
as the Commission shall deem necessary in the man- 
ner provided in the pr.eceding section, and the hear- 
ing shall be conducted in like manner as if complaint 
had been made to or by the Commission. But nothing 
in this Act shall be taken to limit or restrict the power 
of the Commission, summarily of its own motion, with 
or without notice, to conduct any investigation or in- 
quiries authorized by this Act, in such manner and by 
such means as it may deem proper, and to take such 
action as it may deem necessary in connection there- 
with. With respect to any rules, regulations, decisions 
or orders, which the Commission is authorized to issue 
without a hearing, and so issues any public utility or 
other person or corporation affected thereby and deem- 
ing such rules, regulations, decisions or orders, or any 
of them, improper, unreasonable or contrary to law, 
may apply for a hearing thereon, setting forth speci- 
fically in such application every ground of objection 
which the applicant desires to urge against such rule, 
regulation, decision or order. The Commission may, 
in its discretion, grant or deny the application, and a 
hearing, if had, shall be subject to the provisions of 
this and the preceding sections. 

Section 40. Service of orders.) Every order of the 
Commission shall be served upon every person or cor- 
poration to be affected thereby, either by personal de- 
livery of a certified copy thereof, or by mailing in the 
United States mail a certified copy thereof, in a sealed 
package with postage prepaid, to the person to be af- 
fected thereby or in the case of a corporation, to any 
officer or agent thereof upon whom a summons of a 
court of record -may be served in an action at law. It 
shall be the duty of every person and corporation to 
notify the Commission forthwith, in writing, of the re- 
ceipt of the certified copy of every order so served, and 
in the case of a corporation such notification must be 
signed and acknowledged by a person or officer duly 
authorized by the corporation to admit such service. 
Within a time specified in the order of the Commis- 
sion every person and corporation upon whom it is 
served must, if so required in the order, notify the 
Commission in like manner whether the terms of the 
order are accepted and will be obeyed. 

Section 41. Modification of order or decision — ^re- 
hearing.) The Commission may at any time, upon 
notice to the public utility affected, ^ and after oppor- 
tunity to be heard as provided in the case of com- 
plaints, rescind, alter or amend any rule, regulation, 
order or decision made by it. Any order rescinding, 
altering or amending a prior rule, regulation, order or 
decision shall, when served upon the public utility 
affected, have the same effect as is herein provided for 
original rules, regulations, orders or decisions. 

After any rule, regulation, order or decision has 
been made by the Commission, any party to the action 
or proceeding, or any stockholder or bondholder or 
other party pecuniarily interersted in the public utility 



affected, may apply for a hearing in respect to any 
matters determined in said action or proceeding and 
^-pf^cifled in the application for rehearing, and the 
Commission may grant and hold such rehearing on said 
matters, if, in its judgment sufficient reason therefor 
be made to appear. An application for rehearing shall 
not excuse any corporation or person from complying 
with and obeying any rule, regulation, order or deci- 
sion or any requirement of any rule, regulation, order 
or decision of the Commission theretofore made, or 
operate in any manner to stay or postpone the enforce- 
ment thereof, except in such cases and upon such terms 
as the Commission may by order direct. If, after such 
rehearing and consideration of all the facts, including 
those arising since the making of the rule, regulation, 
order or decision, the Commission shall be of the opin- 
ion Hiat the original rule, regulation, order or decision 
or any part thereof is in any respect unjust or unwar- 
ranted, or should be changed, the Commission may re- 
scind, alter or amend the same. A rule, regulation, or- 
der or decision made after such rehearing, rescinding 
altering or amending the original rule, regulation, or- 
der or decision shall have the same force and effect 
as an original rule, regulation, order or decision, but 
shall not affect any right or the enforcement of any 
right arising from or by virtue of the original rule, . 
regulation, order or decision, unless so ordered by the 
Commission. Only one rehearing shall be granted by 
the Commission; but this shall not be construed to 
prevent any party from filing a petition setting up a 
new and different state of facts after two years, and in- 
voking the action of the Commission thereon. 

Section 42. Action to set aside orders of commission.) 

Within thirty days after the service of any order or 
decision of the Commission made after a final hearing ^ 
or within thirty days after a hearing or refusal of a 
hearing upon any rule, regulation, order or decision 
which the Commission is authorized to issue without 
a hearing and has so issued, any person or corporation 
affected by such rule, regulation, order or decision may 
appeal to the Circuit Court of the county in which such 
city is located, for the purpose of having the reason- 
ableness or lawfulness of the rule, regulation, order or 
decision inquired into and determined: Provided, 
that no proceeding to contest any rule, regulation, de- 
cision or order which the Commission is authorized 
to issue without a hearing and has so issued, shall be 
brought in any court unlesss application shall have 
been first made to the Commission for a hearing 
thereon and until after such application has been 
acted upon by the Commission, nor shall any person 
or corporation in any court urge or rely upon any 
grounds not set forth in such application for a hear- 
ing before the Commission : And, provided, the Com- 
mission shall decide the questions presented by said 
application with all possible expedition consistent 
with the duties of the Commission. The party taking 
such an appeal shall file with the secretary of the 
Commission, written notice of said appeal. The Com- 
mission, upon the filing of such notice of appeal, shall, 
within five days thereafter, file with the clerk of said 
Circuit Court, a certified copy of the order appealed 
from and within ten days thereafter the record pro- 
vided for herein. The party serving such notice of 
appeal shall, within five days after the service of such 
notice upon the Commission, file a copy of said notice 
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which such appeal is taken, and thereupon said Cir- 
cuit Court shall have jurisdiction over said appeal and 
the same shall be entered upon the records of said 
Circuit Court and shall be tried therein without for- 
mal pleadings, but otherwise according to the rules 
relating to the trial of chancery suits, so far as the 
same are applicable. 

No new or additional evidence may be introduced "in 
any proceeding upon appeal from a rule, regulation, 
order or decision of the Commission, issued or con- 
firmed after a hearing, but the appeal shall be heard 
on the record of the Commission as certified to by it. 
The findings and conclusions of the Commission on 
questions of fact shall be held prima facie to be true 
and as found by the Commission; and a rule, regulation, 
order or decision of the Commission shall not be set 
aside unless it clearly appears that the finding of the 
Commission was against the manifest weight of the 
evidence presented to or before the Commission for 
and against such rule, regulation, order or decision, or 
that the same was without the jurisdiction of the 
Commission. If it appears that the Commission failed 
to receive evidence properly proffered, on a hearing, 
or on a rehearing, or on application therefor the 
court shall remand the case to the Commission with 
instructions to receive the testimony so proffered and 
rejected, and to enter a new order based upon the 
evidence theretofore taken, and such new evidence as 
it is directed to receive. Rules, regulations, orders or 
decisions of the Commission shall be held to be prima 
facie reasonable, and the burden of proof upon all 
issues raised by the appeal shall be upon the person 
or corporation appealing from such rules, regulations, 
orders or decisions. Upon hearing any such appeal 
the court shall enter judgment either affirming or set- 
ting aside the rule, regulation, order or decision of the- 
Commission. 

When no appeal is taken from a rule, regulation, 
order or decision of the Commission, as herein pro- 
vided, parties affected by such rule; regulation, order 
or decision, shall be deemed to have waived the right 
to have merits of said controversy reviewed by a court 
and there shall be no trial of the merits of any contro- 
versy in which such rule, regulation, order or deci- 
sion was made, by any court to which application may 
be made for a writ to enforce the same, or in any 
other judicial proceeding. 

Section 43. Appeals to Supreme Court.) Appeals 
from all final orders and judgments entered by the said 
Circuit Court, in review of rules, regulations, orders 
or decisions of the Commission, may be taken directly 
to the Supreme Court by either party to the action, 
within sixty days after the service of a copy of the or- 
der or judgment of said Circuit Court, and shall be 
governed by the rules applying to chancery cases ap- 
pealed to said Supreme Court, except that formal 
pleadings shall not be required. 

Section 44. Expedition of cases.) Any proceeding in 
any court in this state directly affecting an ordinance, 
.rule, regulation, order or decision of any such city or 
commission, or to which the Commission is a party 
shall have priority in hearing and determination over 
all other civil proceedings pending in such court, 
excepting election contests. 



Section 45. Suspension of order of commission 
pending judicial review.) The pendency of an appeal 
shall not of itself stay or suspend the operation of the 
rule, regulation, order, or decision of the Commission, 
but during the pendency of such appeal the Circuit 
Court of the county in which such city is located, or 
the Supreme Court, as the case may be, in its discre- 
tion may stay or suspend, in whole or in part, the op- 
eration of the Commission's rule, regulation, order or 
decision. 

No order so staying or suspending a rule, regulation 
order or decision of the Commission shall be made by 
the court otherwise than upon three days' notice to 
the Commission and after a hearing, and if the rule 
regulation, order or decision of the Commission is sus- 
pended, the order suspending the same shall contain a 
specific finding based upon evidence submitted to the 
court, and identified by reference there to that great 
or irreparable damage would otherwise result to the 
petitioner, and specifying the nature of the damage: 

Provided, however, that when any rate or other 
charge has been in force for any length of time exceed- 
ing one year, and such rate or other charge is ad- 
vanced by the public utility, and the order of the Com- 
mission reinstate such prior rate or other charge, in 
whole or in part, no suspending order shall be allowed 
in any case from such order pending the final determi- 
nation of the case in the Circuit Court, or if appealed 
to the Supreme Court by such Supreme Court. 

In case the rule, regulation, order or decision of the 
Commission is stayed or suspended, the order of the 
court shall not become effective until a suspending 
bond shall fir^t have been executed and filed with, and 
approved by the Commission (or approved, on review, 
by the court) payable to such city, and sufficient in 
amount and security to insure the prompt payment, by 
the party petitioning for the review, of all damages 
caused by the delay in the enforcement of the rule, 
regulation, order or decision of the Commission, and 
of all moneys which any person or corporation may be 
compelled to pay, pending the review proceedings, for 
transportation, transmission, product, commodity, or 
service in excess of the charges fixed by the rule, regu- 
lation, order or decision of the Commission, in case 
said rule, regulation, order or decision of the Commis- 
sion in any matter affecting rates or other charges or 
classifications, may, in its discretion, also by order di- 
rect the public utility affected to pay into court, from' 
time to time, thereto to be impounded until the final 
decision of the case, or into some bank or trust com- 
pany paying interest on deposits, under such conditions 
as the court may prescribe, all sums of money which it 
may collect from any corporation or person would have 
been compelled to pay if the rule, regulation, order or 
decision of the Commission had not been stayed or 
suspended. 

Section 46. Reparation for overcharge— investiga- 
tion of claims against public utilities.) When complaint 
has been made to the city concerning any rate or other 
charge of any public utility and any such Commission 
has found, after a hearing, that the public utility has 
charged an excessive or unjustly discriminatory amount 
for its product, commodity or service, the Commis- 
sion may order -that the public utility make due rep- 
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the legal rate I'rom the date of payment of such ex- 
cessive or unjustly discriminatory- amount. 

If the public utility does not comply with an order 
of the Commission for the payment of money within 
the time fixed in such order, the complainant or any 
person for whose benefit such order was made, may file 
in any court of competent jurisdiction a petition set- 
ting forth briefly the causes for which he claims dam- 
ages and the order of the Commission in the premises. 
Such suit shall proceed in all respects like other civil 
suits for damages, except that on the trial of such suit 
the order of the Commission shall be prima facie evi- 
dence of the facts therein stated. If the petitioner shall 
(inally prevail he shall be allowed a reasonable attor- 
ney's fee to be taxed and collected as a part of the 
costs of the action. 

All complaints for the recovery of damages shall be 
filed with the city within two years from the time the 
product, commodity or service as to which complaint 
is made was furnished or performed, and a petition for 
the enforcement of an order of the Commission for 
the payment of the money shall be filed in the proper 
court within one year from the date of the order. 

The remedy provided in this section shall be cumu- 
lative, and in addition to any other remedy or remedies 
in this act provided in case of failure of a public util- 
ity to obey a rule, regulation, order or decision of the 
Commission. 

Section 47. Civil damages.) In case any public 
utility sliall do, cause to be done or permit to be done 
any act, matter or thing prohibited, forbidden or de- 
clared to be unlawful, or shall omit to do any act, mat- 
ter or thing required to be done either by any provi- 
sions of this act or any rule, regulation, order or de- 
cision of any Cornmission, issued under authority of 
this act, such public utility shall be liable to the per- 
sons or corporations affected thereby for all loss, dam- 
age or injury caused thereby or resulting therefrom, 
and if the court shall find that the act or omission was 
wilful, the court may in additi9n to the actual dam- 
ages, award damages, for the sake of example and by 
the way of punishment. An action to recover for such 
loss, damage or injury may be brought in any court of 
competent' jurisdiction by any person or corporation. 

In every case of a recovery of damages by any person 
or corporation under the provision of this section, the 
plaintiff shall be entitled to a reasonable counsel's or 
attorney's fee to be fixed by the court, which fee shall 
be taxed and collected as part of the costs in the case. 

No recovery as in this section provided shall in any 
njanner affect a recovery by the State of the penalties 
in this Act provided. 

Section 48. Remedies cumulative.) This Act shall 
not have the effect to release, or waive any right of 
action by the State, the City, the Commission, or by 
any body politic, municipal corporation, person or cor- 
poration for any right or penalty which may have 
arisen or accrued or may hereafter arise or accrue 
under any law of this State. 

All penalties accruing under this Act shall be cumu- 
lative of each other, and suit for recovery of one pen- 
alty shall not be a bar to or affect the recovery of any 
other penalty or be a bar to any criminal prosecution 



against any pul)lic utility, or any officer, director, agent 
or employe thereof, or any other corporation or per- 
son. 

Section 49. Mandamus or injunction proceedings at 
instance of city.) Whenever the city shall be of the 
opinion that any public utility is failing or omitting, 
or about to fail or omit, to do anything required of il 
by law, or by any order, decision, rule, regulation, di- 
rection or requirement of the Commission, issued or 
• made under authority of this Act, or is doing anything 
or permitting anything or about to permit anything to 
be done, contrary to or in violation of law or any order, 
decision, rule, regulation, direction or requirement of 
the Commission issued or made under authority of this 
Act, it shall direct the proper law officer of the city 
to commence an action or proceeding in the Circuit 
Court, or in other court of concurrent jurisdiction, in 
and for the county in which the case or some part 
thereof arose, or in which the person or corporations 
, complained of, if any, has its principal place of busi- 
ness, or in which the person complained of if any, re- 
sides, in the name of such city, for the purpose of 
having such violations or threatened violations stopped 
and prevented, either by mandamus or injunction. 
Such law officer shall thereupon begin such action or 
proceeding by petition to such Circuit Court, alleging 
the violation or threatened violation complained of, 
and praying for appropriate relief by way of manda- 
mus or injunction. It shall thereupon be the duty of 
the court to specify a time, not exceeding twenty days 
after the service of the copy of the petition, within 
which the public utility complained of must answer 
the petition, and in the meantime said public utility 
may be restrained. In case of default in answer, or 
after answer, the court shall immediately inquire into 
the facts and circumstances of the case. Such corpo- 
rations or persons as the court may deem noccssaiy 
or proper to be joined as parties, in oTder to make its 
judgment, order or writ effective, may be joined as 
parties. The final judgment in any such action or pro- 
ceeding shall either dismiss the action or proceeding 
or direct that the writ of mandamus or injunction issue 
or be made permanent as prayed for in the petition, or 
in such modified or other form as will afford appro- 
priate relief. An appeal may be taken from such final 
judgment in the same manner and with the same effect, 
subject to the provisions of this Act, as appeals are 
taken from judgments of the Circuit Court in other 
actions for mandamus or injunction. 

Section 50. Penalty for violation by public utility or 
corporation other than a public utility or act or orders — 
separate offenses.) Any public utility or any corpora- 
tion other than a public utility, which violates or fails 
to comply with any provisions of this Act, or which 
fails to obey, observe or comply with any order, deci- 
sion, rule, regulation,direction o.r requirement or any 
part or provision thereof, of the Commission, made or 
issued under authority of this Act, in a case in which 
the penalty is not otherwise provided for in this Act, 
upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less 
than five hundred dollars nor more than two thousand 
dollars for each and every offense. 

Every violation of the provisions of this Act or of 
any order, decision, rule, regulatioci, direction or re- 
quirement of the Commission, or any part or portion 
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(lisliiicf. offonso and in case of a continuing violation 
cac'li (lay's continuance thereof shall be and be deemed 
lo bo a separate and distinct offense. 

In construing and enforcing the provisions of this 
Act relating to penalties, the act, omission, or failure 
of any ofTicer, agent, or employe of any public utility, 
acting within the scope of his ofTicial duties or employ- 
ment, shall in every case be and be deemed to be the 
act, omission, or failure of such public utility. 

Section 51. Persons violating act or order — penalty.) 

Every person, who, either individually, or acting as 
an officer, agent or employe of a public utility or of 
a corporation other than a public utility, violates or 
fails to comply with any order, decision, rule, regula- 
tion, direction or requirement, or any part or portion 
thereof, of the Commission, made or issued under au- 
thority of this Act, or who procures, aids or abets any 
public utility in its violation of this Act or in its fail- 
ure to obey, observe or comply with this Act, or any 
such order, decision, rule, regulation, direction or re- 
quirement, or any part or portion thereof, in a case in 
which a penalty is not otherwise provided for in this 
Act, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars, or by imprisonment in a county jail not 
exceeding one year, or by both such fine and .impris- 
onment. 

Section 52. Duty of city to prosecute and to enforce 
laws affecting public utilities.) It is hereby made the 
duty of the city to see that the provisions of the Con- 
stitution and statutes of this State affecting public util- 
ities within the limits of such city, the enforcement of 
which is not specifically vested in some other officer 
or tribunal, are enforced and obeyed, and that viola- 
tions thereof are promptly prosecuted and penalties 
due the city therefor recovered and collected, and to 
this end it may sue in the name of such city. 

Section 53. Actions to recover penalties.) All actions 
to recover fines and penalties under this Act shall, 
be brought in the name of such city and the 
amount recovered shall be paid into the city treasury 
to the credit of the general fund. 

Section 54. Application by city to state public 
utilities commission.) Any such city may, by order 
or resolution, apply to the State Public Utilities Com- 
mission of Illinois for any information or data neces- 
sary or useful in the exercise of its powers over pub- 
lic utilities operating within such city, for the assist- 
ance of experts and other agents of the commission 
in the investigation of any such public utility by such 
city or for an investigation by the commission, as to the 
rates or other charges or the quality, adequacy or safety 
of service or product furnished by any such public 
utility within such city. Upon such application, it 
shall be the duty of the commission to furnish such 
information or data, or the assistance of experts and 
their agents, or to conduct the investigation, as the 
case may be, within a reasonable time, not to exceed 
six months after receipt of such application; and for 
the purpose of securing such information or data or 
conducting such investigation, the commission shall be 
vested with all the powers and such public utility shall 
be subject to all the duties, obligations, and liabilities 
as in the case of public utilities subject to the juris- 
diction of the commission. 



Section 55. Defmitions.) The term "public utility," 
when used in this Act, means and includes every 
corporation,^ company, association, joint stock com- 
pany or association, managing committee, firm, part- 
nership or individual, their lessees, trustees, or receiv- 
ers appointed by any court whatsoever (except, how- 
ever, such public utilities as are or may hereafter be 
owned or operated by any municipality) that now or 
hereafter : 

(a) May own, control, operate or manage, directly 
or indirectly for public use, any plant equipment or 
property used or to be used for or in connection with 
the transportation of persons or property or the trans- 
mission of telegraph or telephone messages, or for the 
production, storage, transmission, sale, delivery or fur- 
nishing of heat, cold, light, power, electricity or water; 
or for the conveyance of oil or gas by pipe line; or 
for the storage or warehousing of goods; or for the 
conduct of a business of a wharfinger; or that 

(b) May own or control any franchise, license, per- 
mit or right to engage in any such business. 

Provided, however, that such term shall not include 
any corporation owning, controlling or operating any 
railroads other than local railroads; the term local 
railroads as used in this Act means street railroads 
and railroads used chiefly for the transportation of 
passengers conducted by cars or trains moved other- 
wise than by steam locomotives, all of the lines of 
which are located wholly within or partly within and 
partly without any such city, no pari of the lines of 
which without such city are more than 30 miles distant 
from the nearest point in the line marking the cor- 
porate limits of such city. 

The term "service," when used in this Act, is used 
in its broadest and most inclusive sense, and includes 
not only the use or accommodation afforded consum-, 
ers or patrons, but also any product or commodity 
furnished by any public utility and the plant, equip- 
ment, apparatus, appliances, property and facilities em- 
ployed by, or in connection with, any public utility in 
performing any service or in furnishing any product 
or commodity and devoted to the purposes in which 
such public utility is engaged and to the use and ac- 
commodation of the public. 

The term "rate," when used in this Act, includes , 
every individual or joint rate, fare, toll, charge, rental 
or other compensation of any public utility or any 
two or more such individual or joint rates, fares, 
tolls, charges, rentals or other compensation of 
any public utility or any schedule or tariff thereof, and 
any rule, regulation, charge, practice or contract relat- 
ing thereto. 

Unless otherwise specified, the word "Commission" 
when used in this Act means any board or commission 
which may be created and established under the pro- 
visions of this Act by any city. 

Section 56. Construction.) Such cities shall have, 
in addition to the powers herein specified, mentioned 
or indicated, all additional, implied and incidental 
powers, which may be proper and necessary to effec- 
tually carry out, perform and execute all the said 
powers herein specified, mentioned or indicated. 

Section 57. Expression of particular powers not an 
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lerring and expression of particular or special 
powers- set forth in any of the sections of this Act 
shall not be held or construed to limit, modify, restrict 
or exclude any other particular or. special powers not 
expressly set forth but which may be reasonably held 
and construed to be contained in any expression of 
general powers set forth in any of the sections of this 
Act. 

Section 58. Saving clause.) Nothing, in an act en- 
titled "An Act to Provide for the Regulation of Pub- 
lic Utilities," approved June 30, 1913, shall be con- 
strued to limit CJ- restrict the powers of any such city 
to pass ordinances for the protection of the public 
health, safety, comfort and general welfare, or govern- 
ing the regulation, control or occupation of streets, 
highways and public property within the city. 

Nothing in this Act contained shall be construed 
to deprive the State Public Utilities Commission of 
Illinois of jurisdiction and authority over rates and 
service in connection with service between points 
' within any- such city and points outside such city fur- 
nished by any public utility owning, controlling or 
operating a railroad, street railroad, local railroad or 
telephone line located within and extending to points 
outside such city. 

Nothing in this Act contained shall be held or con- 
strued to repeal or modify in any manner any of the 
provisions of an act entitled, "An Act to authorize 
cities to acquire, construct,, own and to lease or oper- 
ate public utilities and to provide the means there- 
for," approved June 26, 1913, or of an act entitled, 
"An Act to authorize cities to acquire, construct, own, 
operate and lease street railways and to provide the 
means therefor," approved May 18, 1903, in force July 
1, 1903. 

No such city shall by ordinance, franchise, license, 
permit or otherwise, contract with any public utility 
so as to divest itself of any power which now exists 
or may hereafter be granted or authorized by law to 
acquire, own or operate any public utility. 

Section 59. No mayor nor any member of the coun- 
cil of any such city shall vote or take any other ac- 
tion- with reference to any public utility in which such 
mayor or member of a cit^^ council shall hold stocks 
or bonds or be in any other manner pecuniarily in- 
terested directly or indirectly. No person in the em- 
ploy of or holding any official position in relation to 
any corporation or person, subject in whole or in part 
to regulation under and in accordance with this Act, 
and no person holding stocks or bonds in any such 
corporation or who is in any other manner pecuniarily 
interested -therein, directly or indirectly, shall be ap- 
pointed to or hold any office, or be a member of any 
board or commission or be a commissioner, or be ap- 
pointed or employed by such city in connection with 
the regulation of such public utility; and if such per- 
son shall voluntarily become so interested, his office 
or employment shall ipso facto become vacant; pro- 
vided, that if any person become so interested other- 
wise than voluntarily, he shall within a reasonable time 
divest himself of such interest, and if he fails to do so, 
his office or employment shall become vacant. 

No mayor or member of the city council of such city 
and no officer, commissioner, or member of a board or 



commission, and no person appointed or employed by 
such city in connection with the regulation of such 
public utilities under this Act, shall solicit any gift, 
gratuity, emolument or employment from any person 
or corporation subject to regulation under this Act, or 
from any officer, agent or employe thereof; nor splicit, 
request from or recommend, directly or indirectly, to 
any such person or corporation or to any officer, agent 
or employe thereof, the appointment of any person to 
any place or position; and every such corporation and 
person, and every officer, agent or employe thereof is 
hereby forbidden to offer to any such mayor, member 
of city council, officer, commissioner, member of board 
or commission or to any person appointed or employed 
by such city in connection with the regulation of such 
public utilities under this Act, any gift, gratuity, emolu- 
ment or employment. 

Any such mayor or member of city council or officer, 
or commissioner, or member of any board or commis- 
sion or any person appointed or employed by such city 
in connection with the regulation of public utilities 
under this act, who shall vote or take action in connec- 
tion with the regulation of any such public utility, or 
shall violate any provision of this section shall be re- 
moved from the office or employment held by him, and 
he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be 
punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000.00 nor more 
than $5,000.00 or by imprisonment in the county jail for 
not less than three months nor more than one year, or 
by both such fine and such imprisonment, in the dis- 
cretion of the court. 

Section 60. Soliciting employment and accepting 
passes prohibited — penalty.) No mayor nor any mem- 
ber of the council of any such city, nor any officer, com- 
missioner, member of a board or commission created 
pursuant to the authority of this Act, nor any person 
appointed or employed by such city in connection with 
the regulation of public utilities under this Act, shall 
request, solicit, accept or receive, directly or indirectly, 
from any public utility subject to the jurisdiction of 
such city, any employment, for hire or otherwise, for 
himself or for any other person, or any frank, free 
ticket, pass or free service, either for himself or for any 
other' person, or request, solicit, accept or receive, 
directly or indirectly, from any such public utility, for 
himself or for any other person, any service upon terms 
more favorable than are granted to the public generally. 

Any violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor 
and punished by a fine not less than $100.00 nor more 
than $500.00, and shall be ground for removal from 
office or employment. 

Section 61. Repeal.) All acts and parts of acts 
inconsistent with this Act, so far as inconsistent, shall 
be inoperative within and in regard to cities now hav- 
ing, or which may hereafter have, a population of 200,- 
000 or more, and shall adopt this Act. 

Section 62. Constitutionality.) If any section, sub- 
division, sentence, clause or provision of this Act is for 
any reason held invalid or to be unconstitutional, such 
decision or holding shall not affect the validity of the 
remaining portions of this Act, or of the remaining 
portions of any section or any remaining subdivision, 
sentences, clauses or provisions. 

Section 63. Technical omissions not to invalidate 
acts of city.) A substantial compliance with the re- 



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quirements of „this Act shall be suflicient to give effect 
to all the acts, orders, ordinances, contract ordinances, 
decisions, rules and regulations of any such city, and 
they shall not be declared inoperative, illegal or void 
for any omission or objection of a technical nature in 
respect thereto. 

Section 6i. This Act shall not affect any actions or 
proceedings, civil or criminal, in any court, brought by 
-or against the people of the State of Illinois, or the 
Board of Railroad and Warehouse '^Commissioners or 
the State Public Utilities Commission of Illinois, or by 
any other person, firm or corporation under the provi- 
sions of the acts establishing or conferring power on 
the Board of Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners, 
or upon the State Public Utilities Commission of Illi- 
nois, nor abate any causes of action arising theretmder; 
but the same may be instituted, prosecuted and defended 
with the same effect as though this Act had not been 
passed; any investigation, hearing or proceeding in- 
stituted or conducted by the Board of Railroad and 
Warehouse Commissioners or the State Public Utilities 
Commission of Illinois prior to the adoption of this Act 
by any such city, and having reference to the regulation 
of public utilities in any such city, and which would 
have been subject to the jurisdiction conferred upon 
any such city by this Act if the acts complained of or 
investigated had taken place after this Act had been 
adopted by such city, may if such city so- elects be con- 
ducted and continued to a final determination before 
the city council of such city or before the officer, board 
or boards, commission or commissions, which may be 
created and established by such city under this Act, 
with the same effect as if this Act had been adopted by 
such city before the acts complained of or investigated 
had taken place. 

After the adoption of this Act by any city the State 
Public Utilities Commission of Illinois shall, if such city 
shall so direct, forthwith transfer and deliver to such 
city the record of any proceeding, hearing or investiga- 
tion commenced or concluded by said State Public 
Utilities Commission of Illinois, which it would be com- 
petent for such city to institute, prosecute or determine 
under the provisions of this Act, and thereafter the 
jurisdiction over the subject matter thereof shall cease 
and determine in the State Public Utilities Commission 
of Illinois and vest in said city. 

Subject to such modification thereof or any other 
action in respect thereto as may be made or taken under 
the authority of this Act, all findings, orders, decisions, 
rules and regulations issued or promulgated by the 
Board of Railroad and Warehouse iCommissioners and 
by the State Public Utilities Commission of Illinois 
under the acts establishing or conferring power upon 
said Boards respectively, shall continue in force and 
have the same effect as though this Act had not been 
adopted by such city, and any such city, or the officer, 
board or booards, commission or commissions, provided 
for, created or established under the authority of this 
Act, are hereby empowered to enforce said findings, 
orders, decisions, rules and regulations of public 
utilities which by virtue of this Act come within the 
authority and jurisdiction of any such city, in the same 
manner and under the same conditions as though said 
findings, orders, decisions, rules and regulations had 
been made, issued or promulgated by any such city. 



Section 65. Act to be submitte(J to legal voters.) 

Before the foregoing provisions shall be in force and 
effect in any city now having or which may hereafter 
have a population of 200,000 or more, this Act shall be 
submitted for adoption to the legal voters of such city. 
The city council of such city may, by ordinance, direct 
that the question of the adoption of this Act shall be 
submitted to such legal voters at any general, muni- 
cipal or special election in and for the entire city, to be 
held not less than thirty days from and after the 
passage of such ordinance. The city clerk of such city 
shall promptly certify the passage of such ordinance to 
the board of election commissioners in case there shall 
be a board of election commissioners in or for such city, 
and otherwise to the county court of the county in 
which such city is located, and it shall thereupon be 
the duty of such board of election commissioners or 
such county court, as the case may be, to submit the 
question of the adoption of this Act to such legal 
voters. The question of the adoption of this Act may 
also be submitted to such legal voters in the following 
manner : A petition signed by such legal voters of the 
city equal in number to at least five per centum of such 
legal voters of the city voting at the last preceding 
election for mayor, praying for the submission of the 
question of adopting this Act, may be filed with the 
board of election commissioners of such city or with 
such county court, as the case may be, and it shall 
thereupon be the duty of said board of election com- 
missioners, or said county court, to submit the question 
of the adoption of this Act to such legal voters at the 
next general, municipal or special election in and for 
the entire city, to be held not less than forty days from 
and after the filing of such petition. The said board of 
election commissioners or said county court, as the 
case may be, shall give notice of such election by pub- 
lishing a notice thereof, not less than thirty days prior 
to such election, in at least one newspaper of general 
circulation published in such city. 

The ballot to be used at such election in voting upon 
this Act shall be substantially in the following form: 






i: 






For the adoption of an Act en- 
titled "An Act to authorize and 
empower cities now having, or 
which may hereafter have, a 
population of 200,000 or more 
to regulate -public utilities 
within their limits." 


Yes. 




No. 





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If a majority of such legal voters of such city voting 
thereon shall vote for the adoption of this Act, it shall 
thereby and thereupon be adopted by and be in force 
and effect in said city. 

If this Act shall fail to be adopted at any time at 
which it is submitted under the requirements of this 
section, by a majority of such legal voters of such city 
voting thereon, then it may be resubmitted, from time 
to time, if such resubmission shall be directed by an 
ordinance of the city council of such city or demanded 
by a petition signed by such legal voters of the city 
equal in number to at least five per centum of the legal 
voters of such city voting at the last preceding election 
for mayor, the procedure for such resubmission to be 
in all other respects the same as when first submitted. 



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Local Transportation Systems: 30-Yr. Franchise Terms. The following is said Bill as recommended: 



Aid. Capitain moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Local Transportation 
on a Bill for an Act to confer upon the city power and 
authority to grant franchises for local transportation 
systems composed of surface and elevated lines, for 
periods not exceeding thirty years, deferred and pub- 
lished April 30, 1917, page 79. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Capitain presented the following amendment to 
the substitute Bill recommended in said report: 

Amend said Bill as it occurs in Pamphlet No. 730 by 
striking out the word "fully" from the ^last line of 
Section 1, paragraph C, as it occurs in the left-hand 
column of page 2, and by inserting after the word 
"discharged" at the end of the section the words "to 
the extent provided in such grant." 

Aid. Capitain moved to adopt the foregoing amende 
ment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Capitain moved to recommend said substitute 
Bill, as amended, to the General Assembly of Illinois 
for enactment into law. 

Aid. Schwartz moved to defer further consideration 
of said Bill until such time as the Committee on Local 
Transportation shall have recommended an ordinance 
granting a franchise for local transportation purposes 
for a term of thirty years. 

Aid. Capitain moved to lay on the table the motion 
to defer. 

The motion to lay on the table prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Norris, Anderson, McDonough, Nance, A. 
A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, McNichols, 
Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Home, Ahern, Smith, 
Kaindl, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Bowler, 
Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Capitain, Lipps, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, W. J. Lynch, Pegram, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Clark— 44. ^ 

Nays — Coughlin,- Schwartz, Iliff, ' Hickey, Doyle, 
Woodhull, Block, Johnson, Novak, Kerner, Maypole, 
Rodriguez, Szymkowski, Kunz, Touhy, Bauler, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Littler, Byrne, O'Toole, Long, Kostner — 23. 

The question being put on the motion to recom- 
rhend said substitute Bill as amended, the vote there- 
on was as follows : 

Yeas — Norris, Anderson, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Fetzer, Cross, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, 
Cullerton, Home, Ahem, Smith, Kaindl, Walkowiak, 
Adamkiewicz, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, 
Walker, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Boeder, 
Link, Capitain, Lipps, Watson, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Haz- 
en, Toman, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 43. 

Nays — Coughlin, Schwartz, Iliff, Hickey, Doyle, Kim- 
ball, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, Novak, Kerner, May- 
pole, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, Kunz, Touhy, Bauler, 
Pretzel, Kennedy, Littler, Byrne, O'Toole, Long, Kost- 
ner — 24. 



An act to confer on cities now or hereafter having a 
population of 200,000 or more, power and authority 
in relation to systems of local transportation, in- 
cluding the making of grants therefor upon terms 
and conditions and for a period not exceeding thirty 
years. ^ 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State 
of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That 
any city in this State now or hereafter having a popu- 
lation of 200,000 or more shall, subject to the pro- 
visions of this Act, have power and authority to grant 
permission and authority to locate, construct, recon- 
struct, extend, improve, maintain and operate for the 
transportation of passengers and of ma,il matter, mer- 
chandise and materials of such character and to such 
extent as may be provided for in the grant, a system 
of local transportation consisting of both (and only 
both) a line or lines of street railroad and a line or 
lines of local railroad (as hereinafter defined) and all 
appropriate appurtenances, extensions and facilities 
appertaining thereto or connected therewith, .upon, 
over, in, under, across or along any streets, alleys, 
public places or public grounds in such city for a 
period of not exceeding thirty years, upon such terms 
and conditions as such city may deem proper, among 
which terms and conditions may be the following: 

(a) Such grant may reserve to the City the right, 
at such time or times in each year during the entire 
grant as may be designated in the grant, or at or after 
the expiration of said grant, to purchase at such price 
and upon such terms and conditions as may be pro- 
vided in said grant, said lines of street and local rail- 
road and